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Substance Misuse in Older People

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Substance Misuse in Older People

One-Day Training Course

With an ageing population accessing drug treatment services, often with complex & multiple needs, it is crucial that staff are appropriately trained to consider the issues related to substance misuse by an older person.

“The average age of people in treatment is increasing, with increasing proportions in their 40s, 50s and 60s. They need the usual health screening and monitoring that a non-drug user might be offered appropriate to their age and general health status, but they may also have special health needs due to the complications of long-term drug (and alcohol) use and of treatment.” Drug Strategy 2017

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the physical, psychological and social effects of drug & alcohol use in older people, with reference to chronic & life threatening conditions

  • Know the current guidance around safer alcohol use with specific reference to the guidance for over 65’s

  • Appraise own attitude towards drug & alcohol use

  • Learn the challenges of working with & raising the issue of substance use with older people

  • Discuss how to adapt IBA when working with older people

  • Know how to use the recommended screening tools with older people

  • Consider the range of appropriate support services for older people when offering brief advice

  • Demonstrate raising the issue of substance use and offering brief advice to support safer substance use amongst older people.

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16 South Parade

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