Substance Abuse Issues Among Older Adults

$31.00
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This webinar focuses on the “invisible epidemic” of substance abuse among older adults including the relationship between aging and substance abuse, the risk factors, and barriers to identifying older adults with substance abuse problems.  Also, assessment challenges with the elderly and treatment approaches and issues will be addressed.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  • Recognize Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Invisible Epidemic
  • Distinguish the relationship between aging and substance abuse
  • Analyze risk factors of substance abuse among older adults
  • Explain Barriers to identifying older adults with SA problems
  • Deduce assessment and treatment issues
  • Describe implications & approaches for treatment

Outline:

Part One

  • Substance Abuse Among Older Adult: Invisible Epidemic   
  • The relationship between aging and substance abuse
  • Risk factors of substance abuse among older adults

Part Two

  • Barriers to identifying older adults with SA problems
  • Assessment and treatment issues
  • Implications & approaches for treatment
Target Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & Licensed Professional Counselors
Content level: Beginner to intermediate
2 CE hour credits approved by NAADAC & NBCC

Course Features

  • Lectures 3
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 3 hours
  • Skill level Beginner to intermediate
  • Language English
  • Students 1003
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
  • Video Recording 2

    • Lecture1.1
      Substance Abuse Issues Among Older Adults Part One
    • Lecture1.2
      Substance Abuse Issues Among Older Adults Part Two
  • Course Evaluation 1

    • Lecture2.1
      Substance Abuse Issues Among Older Adults
  • Quiz 1

    • Quiz3.1
      Substance Abuse Issues in Older Adults Quiz 15 questions
Rawson Carlin, B.A., M.A., M. Div., D. Min.; Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (North Carolina #LCMHC-5278); Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (North Carolina #LCAS-1086); Certified Clinical Supervisor (North Carolina #CCS-603); North Carolina Problem Gambling Provider; National Certified Counselor #NCC-209297; Master Addiction Counselor #MAC-507109; Distance Certified Counselor #1464; and a DOT registered Substance Abuse Professional; and Ordained Minister with over 30 years of counseling experience. He is the founder and president of E Care Counseling, PLLC in Mooresville, NC where he is in private practice providing addiction and mental health counseling, supervises substance abuse counselors, and presents NAADAC and NBCC approved education for counselors via webinars. Rawson completed a residential substance abuse treatment program over 40 years ago and has never had a slip or relapse. He directed Teen Challenge programs, faith-based therapeutic communities for clients with addiction disorders, for 11 years in three states, and has pastored churches. He has been active in substance abuse treatment for over 30 years including employed as an addiction therapist serving veterans for almost 8 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs, in-home crisis counselor, a counselor with Georgia Department of Corrections for 8 years, for 5 years as a counselor with a physician treating patients with opioid use disorders, and has also been providing distance counseling online for about 14 years. He is a public speaker making presentations at conferences, schools, and churches.
$31.00