Introduction to Older Adults and Substance Use Fact Sheet by National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

Introduction to Older Adults and Substance Use Fact Sheet

byNational Initiative for the Care of the Elderly

Kobo ebook | September 10, 2012

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WHY AGE SPECIFIC APPROACHES TO MANAGING SUBSTANCE USE

Substance Use

• Many older adults begin to have problems with their substance use during times of transition or loss (e.g. forced retirement, bereavement, new or escalating health concerns, loss of independence)
• Their relationship to the substance is based on an emotional need to feel better or deal with loss
• Some older adults cannot access and/or do not feel comfortable in mainstream addictions services
• Problems with substance use are often not recognized by health and community service providers so help is not offered
• The older generation is more likely to experience self stigmatization which reduces the chance of seeking treatment and service

Title:Introduction to Older Adults and Substance Use Fact SheetFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:NICELanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006522563

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