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

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Individuals will learn prevalence and risk factors for substance use disorders and medication misuse, specific to the older adult population; translational gaps between research data and available interventions and treatments and future directions for growth in education and treatment for the older adult population.

Learning Objectives: 

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

Intended Audience: 

All D&A Providers

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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.