07. NO-CE Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pharmacokinetics in older adults as they relate to substance use
  • Provide rates and risk factors for substance use in older adults
  • Discuss challenges for assessing and diagnosing substance use disorders in older adults
  • Identify treatment options for older adults who have substance use disorders or who want to cut down on use to limit risk

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Contributing Authors (Alphabetical Order)


  • Susan Buehler, PhD
  • Erin Emery-Tiburcio, PhD, ABPP
  • Eve Escalante, MSW, LCSW
  • Laurin Mack, PhD
  • Suzanne Musil, PhD
  • Sandra Swantek, MD




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