Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults

  • 03 May 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Philadelphia
  • 15



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Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults

Philadelphia County

May 3, 2018

Target Audience: This training is for all individuals who provide care to older adults, especially those who work in community settings such as aging care managers, housing staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, substance abuse and mental health providers.  

Belmont Behavioral Health
4200 Monument Road
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018   
Time: 12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m. 

Cost: $35 
All payments must be made by the day of the training.

CEU's:  Program has been approved for 4 hours of Nursing. Social Work CEUs are awaiting approval. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit cannot be awarded.

CEU's may incur extra fee. 

Registration Deadline:
Monday, April 30, 2018

At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the recent changes in the DSM 5 to “Substance Use Disorders” and “Addictive Disorders” and its implication in treatment.
  • Articulate the current and projected incidence and prevalence rates of older adults with substance use disorders.
  • Describe why the issues of substance and medication abuse/misuse in older adults are complex problems.
  • Identify “substance use” prevention, screening, intervention, and treatment models that work with older adults.

12:15 PM Final Registration

12:30– 1:30 PM  Understanding Issues of Substance Use and Medication Misuse in Older Adults

  • Specific issues of substance use in older adults
    • Demographics and generational differences
  • Changes to the DSM 5
    • Substance use disorder
    • Addictive disorders

1:30 – 2:30 PM Older Adults and Substance Use
  • Illicit drug use
  • Non-medical use of prescription drugs
  • Medication abuse and misuse
  • Alcohol use
2:30 - 3:20 PM Substance Use Disorders among Older Adults - Prevention and Treatment
  • Screening and assessments
  • Intervention and treatment programs
    • SBIRT
    • Project GOAL
  • Resources and Advocacy

3:20 – 3:30 PM Conclusion and evaluations

Facilitator: Logan Dougherty
Logan graduated from Tusculum College with a BA in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his Clinical Psychology degree, he is Nationally Certified through IFPA as a Health Specialist. Logan’s health specialist certification specializes in health, wellness, nutrition, exercise and motivation. Working in the mental health field since 2004, his experience encompasses employment in residential treatment facilities, community and school based mental health services, outpatient and intensive outpatient for substance abuse. Logan’s specialties include knowledge of trauma, psychological determinism, ego defenses mechanisms, emotional/psychology needs, rational emotive behavioral therapy, reality-testing, free association and overall wellness, which include psychological, physical and spiritual factors.

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