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RECORDING: Older Adults: Substance Misuse Trends and Prevention Strategies

A recent study designed to project the number of people aged 50 years or older with substance use disorder predicted that by 2020 the total would be 5.7 million.  Increases are projected for all examined gender, race, and ethnicity groups.  As the population of older adults has risen, so has the rate of SUD and the diseases and injuries associated with misuse and disorders. This webinar will provide critical information for prevention professionals to allocate resources and develop prevention approaches to address future needs of the US older adult population and this rapidly emerging public health issue.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify trends in misuse among older adults including related consequences
  • Describe factors that place older adults at risk
  • List prevention strategies shown to be effective with this population