Innovations in Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Older Adults
Date of CE Release: 05/06/2021
Date of CE Expiration: 05/06/2022
Summary: As the opioid epidemic rages across the United States and awareness of substance use disorders grows within our culture, older adults living with substance use disorders remain an underserved segment of the greater population of those with addictive disorders. Studies have demonstrated that clinicians continue to screen and treat older adults at a lower rate than younger adults and adolescents, in spite of the fact that older adults are at least as likely, if not more likely, to respond to treatment for substance use disorders and be able to sustain meaningful recovery. This session aims to provide a review of the literature on opioid and alcohol use disorders in older adults, including management of acute withdrawal, treatment in recovery, and complications that can arise for patients who have these use disorders. We will review epidemiology, diagnosis, management and treatment of these conditions.
Activity Type: Knowledge Based
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Acknowledgement of Support
This webinar is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of1.0 ANCC contact hours.
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 psychologist contact hours.
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|Laurel Bessey||No relevant financial relationship exists|
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