Effective Treatment Strategies for Addicted Older Adults and their Families and Caregivers

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Addiction in older adults is one of America’s fastest growing health issues. Today, 2.5 million older adults have
an alcohol or drug problem. Widowers over the age of 75 have the highest rate of alcoholism in the U.S., and
older adults are hospitalized as often for alcohol-related problems as they are for heart attacks.[1] Nevertheless,
addiction in older adults can be difficult to detect, as warning signs mimic insomnia, forgetfulness and other
common age-related health issues.
Source: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Marty Ferrero, Sharon Matthew
Event Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Event Categories: 
Seniors / Older Adults
Cape Cod Community College
Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Rd.
W. Barnstable, MA 02668
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Trudy Avery
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