Older adults

TitleOlder adults
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWhitley, SD
EditorLevounis, P, Arnaout, B
Book TitleHandbook of motivation and change: A practical guide for clinicians
PublisherAmerican Psychiatric
Place PublishedArlington, VA
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number978-1-58562-370-9
Keywordsaddiction treatment, Aging, Drug abuse, Drug Rehabilitation, motivational interviewing, older adults, Substance misuse

(from the chapter) Substance misuse in older adults is a growing problem with enormous costs to individuals and society. The majority of older adults with problems related to substance use present in settings other than addiction treatment centers; in those settings it seems likely that many will be in the precontemplation or contemplation stage regarding the need to change behaviors. Health care and social service professionals must be alert to potential problems and be equipped to intervene when problems are identified. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (chapter)

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