Substance use, misuse, and abuse among older adults: implications for clinical mental health counselors

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  title={Substance use, misuse, and abuse among older adults: implications for clinical mental health counselors},
  author={},
  year={2013}
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  • Published 2013
Researchers project a threefold increase in substance abuse, inclusive of alcohol, prescription, and illicit drugs, for adults aged 50 or older by 2020, when an estimated 5 million older adults will need treatment for substance abuse problems (Gfroerer, Penne, Pemberton, & Folsom, 2003). This suggests a need for heightened awareness among clinical mental health counselors as they treat this population. This article (a) discusses the prevalence, vulnerabilities, and consequences of misuse and… CONTINUE READING

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