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Substance Abuse in Older Adults: Myths and Misconceptions

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Substance abuse in older adults is a complex and often silent epidemic. It is underestimated, under identified, under diagnosed and under treated. Multiple chronic illnesses, polypharmacy and physiological effects of aging, can all lead to misuse. Substance abuse and misuse among older people is often overlooked, mistaking the symptoms for those of dementia, depression, or other problems common to older adults. Join Dr. Fingerman as she discusses and dispels common myths and misconceptions about addiction in older adults. Participants will then be in a better position to identify misuse/abuse and provide direction for patients and their families. Continental Breakfast included.
Location: Maple Hill Farms, Hallowell
Organizer: AdCare
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