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Substance Use, Recovery and APS Considerations Instructor Led Training

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Course Description

This workshop covers foundational information on substance use and misuse, substance use related disorders experienced by older adults and what recovery can mean to this population. Participants will use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) working definition of recovery and guiding principles, as they explore risk factors specific to older adults. They will also work within that definition to review assessments that APS can use in order to create collaborative service plans that include interventions that mitigate risk, empowering clients to live a life of recovery. The accompanying Substance Use in Older Adults Resource Guide provides additional information and resources APS professionals can use when providing psychoeducation to people they are working with.  

Course Materials
Executive Summary
Trainer Manual
Participant Manual
Substance Use in Older Adults Resource Guide

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