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Substance Use Disorders in Late Life
March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Presenters: Roberto D. Sanchez, DO and Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali, MD
Target Audience: This activity is designed for Psychiatrists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses/Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Psychologists, Pharmacists, other mental health clinicians working within addiction. This activity is accredited for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Pharmacists, and Healthcare teams.
Credit Designations Available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, AAPA Category 1 CME, Social Work CE Credit, Pharmacy CE Credit, Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Credit
Webinar Description: The number of older adults is projected to exceed 72.1 million people by 2030 and members of the baby boomer generation have the highest rates of early life substance use which increases likelihood of substance use in later life. With rates of SUDs growing in older individuals, this population is experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, cognitive impairments, sleep disruption, hepatic complications, and greater physical disability as co-morbid symptoms of substance use and aging. This webinar aims to improve awareness of the occurrence and impact of SUD as well as teach geriatric SUD screening tools. Finally, the webinar will offer recommendations for pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for SUD in older adults.
- Gain awareness of the occurrence and impact of substance use disorders (SUDs) in late-life.
- Employ appropriate screening tools to identify SUD in late-life.
- Identify how SUDs in late-life differ from SUDs in younger adults.
- Adapt pharmacologic treatments for older adults with SUD.
- Implement recommendations for psychosocial treatments for the treatment of SUD.
- March 7
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Other Related
- Providers’ Clinical Support System (PCSS)