ON-LINE COURSE

ON-LINE COURSE

It's Never Too Late Courses Meet all NYS Renewal Requirements

CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY AND THE OLDER ADULT

Insight and best practice treatment options for older adults.

About the Program

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.

Specific issues addressed include medical and psychiatric signs and symptoms, societies view of the older adult, early and late on-set addiction, outreach, screening, treatment, socialization, after-care support and recovery. Additionally, this program will cover family treatment, age-specific groups and pastoral care including spirituality.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover clinical tools to successfully work with an overlooked and misdiagnosed population
  • Identify the differences between early and late onset addiction
  • Best practices for working with a generation that doesn’t believe in “therapy”
  • Special needs for recovery within an aging population

About the instructor: Richard Koffler, LCSW-R, CASAC-G

Mr. Koffler, is a Master Counselor and founder of It’s Never Too Late, a New York State approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. Learn more about Richard>

FAQ’s

  • When is the program? This online program is available for online viewing at your leisure.
  • How much does the program cost? $89.95.
  • How long do I have to complete the program? This three-hour program is available to you for 30 days from the time of registration.
  • How do I get proof of completion? Upon completion of the program you will be able to download an approved certificate of completion.
  • How do I register? Click the “REGISTER NOW” button above and log-in or create an account. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to enroll in the class. Click the link and follow the instructions. Follow the “PayPal” instructions to complete your registration.
  • Trouble registering? Email intl1299@gmail.com for help.

“A wonderful class conducted for our CASAC program on Elderly Addiction.”

-NCADD/Westchester, Inc. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.