It’s Never Too Late was created to bring awareness and chemical dependency treatment programs to the often overlooked and misdiagnosed 55+ population. Dedicated to understanding the disease and treatment of addiction, It’s Never Too Late helps seniors struggling with substance abuse and teaches them how to live and enjoy their lives without alcohol or drugs.

We are:

  • Shining a light on alcoholism and the misuse of drugs as a life-threatening epidemic in older adults
  • A service provider and a peer educator
  • A ray of hope for seniors struggling with addiction
  • A leader in the field of geriatric addiction in NYS
  • NYS approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (CPE #0378)
  • NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, OASAS, certified (#1201)

We offer the following New York State approved online course to support LMSW, LCSW, CASAC, CPP and CPS, CEU’s and renewal hours.

Chemical Dependency and the Older Adult
Alcoholism and the misuse of prescription drugs are a life-threatening epidemic in older adults. Symptoms of alcoholism and addiction are often misdiagnosed as stereotypical signs of aging such as dementia, depression, disorientation, forgetfulness or confusion amongst adults 55 years of age and older. This 3-hour online program explores the history of this population and its changes, misrepresentations of the older adult and substance abuse, problems unique to this population and age-specific treatment approaches.