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Aging and Addiction : Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or MedicationDependence-A Hazelden Guidebook - Carol Colleran

Aging and Addiction

Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or MedicationDependence-A Hazelden Guidebook

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Published: 7th March 2002
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The authors, both experts in the field of addiction treatment and intervention, provide a respectful, definitive guide for recognizing and addressing substance abuse among older adults.

Addiction among older adults is a hidden and hushed problem. Signs and symptoms of alcohol or medication abuse can easily be mistaken for conditions related to aging. And even when friends or family members recognize signs of addiction, they often discount the need for intervention or treatment. With an estimated three million older Americans struggling with alcohol and drug misuse and abuse, Aging and Addiction is a much-needed resource. The authors, both experts in the field of addiction treatment and intervention, provide a respectful, definitive guide for recognizing and addressing substance abuse among older adults. Key topics include: understanding the relationship between aging and addiction, finding help for a loved one, and recognizing the treatment needs of older adults.Key features and benefitsauthors are widely recognized experts in the field of addictionaddresses one of the nation's most underestimated, under treated health problemsprovides how-to-help information for family members and friends

ISBN: 9781568387925
ISBN-10: 156838792X
Series: Hazelden Guidebooks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 7th March 2002
Publisher: Hazelden Information & Educational Services
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.31