Addiction is easily misunderstood and misdiagnosed in older adults because symptoms
often mimic other disorders and problems related to older age. Additionally, age-related
physiological, psychological and social changes make older adults more vulnerable to the
detrimental effects of alcohol and illicit drugs.This workshop will identify the challenges of
treating addiction in these populations and effective approaches to treatment.
1. To educate on the fastest growing population
requiring drug and alcohol treatment at
various levels of care.
2. To understand the treatment components
necessary to provide a well-rounded, integrated
approach for older adult care.
3. To address the clinical needs necessary to treat
the entire family system with particular focus
on care giving.
Friday, August 31, 2018
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Networking
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. - Presentation
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
To register, please contact Martha Scarborough at 480-267-1129 or firstname.lastname@example.org.