Use and Abuse of Alcohol and Other Substances Among Older Adults
This workshop will increase your ability to identify, evaluate and refer older adults to prevention and treatment services for alcohol and drugs. According to recent studies (SAMHSA), alcohol and drug abuse affects 17 percent of older adults. It is expected that this problem will grow in the next 20 years as the population of older adults increases and they retire. Given these statistics, it is necessary to pay attention and address this issue in order to improve the quality of life and health of older Latino adults in California.