Assessing Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults

 

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of aging adults needing treatment for a variety of substance use disorders continues to expand and now includes a strong emphasis on addiction to prescription medications. In this course, you will learn to screen, assess, and diagnose substance use disorders in an aging population of adults. You will also review specific issues that complicate the diagnosis of substance use disorders in older adults. Specifically, this training covers risk and protective factors, the effects of aging on patterns of drinking, patterns of medication use, and physiological changes as we age, as well as how those changes impact the development and treatment of Substance Use Disorders. The course focuses entirely on screening, assessment, and diagnostic features of substance use disorders in an aging population. However, this course does not provide training in the evidence-based treatments shown to be effective with this population. 

DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.



$25.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-HHS-0-DSUIOA-V3

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Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

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Florida Board of Nursing CE

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Florida Board of Psychology

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Georgia Board of Nursing

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Florida Board of Medicine

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Florida Physician Assistants

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South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.5 HOURS


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California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.5 HOURS


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Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.5 HOURS


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Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.5 HOURS


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Provider # RCX100502 290
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Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.50 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

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Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-DSUIOA-V3
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify the numerous health and wellness problems related to substance use disorders in older adults.
Be aware of the most appropriate diagnostic information, screening tools, and assessment methods typically used when working with substance abuse in older adults.
Identify co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns when assessing and diagnosing older persons with substance use disorders.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Substance Use Disorders in Aging Adults

Meet Wilson Jones

Current Trends in Older Adult Substance Use

Alcohol and Aging

Risk and Protective Factors

The Protective Factors

Gender Differences

Relapse Predictor

Meet Maria

Summary

Section 3: Diagnosing Substance Use Disorder in Aging Adults

Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorder

Quick Check

Diagnostic Consideration for SUD and Aging Adults

Meet Shawn

Summary

Section 4: Screening for Substance Use Disorder in Aging Adults

When Should Screening Happen?

Additional Triggers for Screening

Life Transitions as a Screening Prompt

Incorporate SUD Screening into Health Screening

Key Screening Questions

Framing Your Screening Questions

Confidentiality Quick Check

Using Active Listening Principles in Screening

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

Validated Screening Tools

CAGE Questionnaire

The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test-G (MAST-G)

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

Communicating Screening Results

Preparing to Discuss Positive Screening Results

Beyond Communicating Positive Results

Meet Laurie

Summary

Section 5: Assessment of Substance Use Disorders in Aging Adults

Assessment for Substance Use Disorders

General Assessment Guidelines

Overall Goals of Your Assessment

Using Motivational Interviewing to Build Rapport and Trust

Assessing the Substance Use

Biopsychosocial Assessment: Part 1

General Information Assessment: Part 2

Additional Information to Gather During Assessment: Part 3

Meet Charles

Summary

Section 6: From Assessment to Diagnosis

Structured Assessment Tools

The Addiction Severity Index

The Structured Clinical Interview

Collecting Collateral and Supportive Information

Determining the Appropriate Diagnoses and Treatment from Assessment

Physical Co-Morbidities

Substance Use and Neurocognitive Disorders

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Screening for Depressive Disorders

Sleep-Wake Disorders

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)

Addressing Cognitive Impairments

Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome describes in

Summary

Section 7: Conclusion

Summary

Congratulations!

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Expert Reviewer: Jeremy King, LCSW, CASAC
Jeremy King has over seven years of experience providing management and training to professionals in the field of behavioral healthcare. Mr. King is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of New York. He also holds a BS in Economics from Fordham University and is a Certified Training Provider for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. For the past seven years, Mr. King has provided training and technical assistance to human service organizations in the following areas: Substance Use Disorders; Trauma Informed Services; Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Cultural Competence; Group Facilitation Skills; CCAR Recovery Coach Academy; Motivational Interviewing; Tobacco Dependence; Confidentiality; Working through Resistance; Screening and Assessment for Mental Health Disorders; Theories of Human Development; and The Client/Counselor Relationship. Disclosure: Jeremy King, LCSW, CASAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Research Psychologist who has extensive clinical and administrative expertise working in the field of Behavioral healthcare at the county and state levels in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has served as a Federal contractor in Behavioral Health. His work supported research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the Military Operational Medicine Psychological Research Program at Ft. Detrick, and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, MD. For nine years he was the Director of State Operated Mental Health programs for At-Risk youth in Butner, North Carolina. He developed a number of webinars and a Peer Training course in Older Adult Behavioral Health Literacy for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and National Libraries of Medicine. He served as Director of a Wellness and Recovery program in Gaithersburg, MD. Disclosure: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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