(WEBINAR) Substance Use Disorders & Medication Misuse in Older Adults


# of CE's: 2.5


CE Type: SW, IACET                # of CE's: 2.5 CE's      0.3 IACET CEU's


About This Course

Identify behavioral levels that contribute to the development of a crisis and choose appropriate staff intervention for each level; Identify useful non-verbal techniques in the prevention of acting out behavior; develop crisis intervention and verbal de-escalation skills; demonstrate principles of personal safety to avoid injury if behavior escalates to a physical level; use a model for action after an incident that will bring about necessary closure, debriefing, and re-establishment of a therapeutic relationship with the individuals involved.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Identify signs, symptoms and risk factors for substance use disorder in older adults.
  2. Learn known prevalence rates of substance abuse across substances in older adults, and factors that contribute to under-identification and under-diagnosis.
  3. Learn risk factors for medication misuse and intervention.
  4. Explore options for treatment and intervention for older adults and how to assist older adults in rehabilitation and ongoing recovery.


Intended Audience: 

D&A Staff


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 2.5 Training Hours)

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Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

March 24, 2023

Erin M. Edwards

January 18, 2024

Erin M. Edwards