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Title:
Aging & addiction : helping older adults overcome alcohol or medication dependence
Author:
Colleran, Carol.
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Publication Information:
Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, 2002.
Physical Description:
xviii, 211 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781568387925
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC564.5.A34 C65 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Addiction among older adults is a hidden and hushed problem. Signs and symptoms of alcohol or medication abuse can easily be mistaken for conditions related to ageing. And even when friends or family members recognize signs of addiction, they often discount the need for intervention or treatment. For older people struggling with alcohol and drug misuse and abuse, Aging and Addiction is a much-needed resource. The authors, both experts in the field of addiction treatment and intervention, provide a respectful, definitive guide for recognizing and addressing substance abuse among older adults. Key topics include: understanding the relationship between ageing and addiction, finding help for a loved one, and recognizing the treatment needs of older adults.


Author Notes

Debra Erickson Jay has been an addictions counselor for the Hazelden Foundation at the Hanley-Hazelden Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. She presently works nationally as an interventionist specializing in older adults & writes a column on alcohol & drugs in society for the "Grosse Pointe News." She presently resides in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, with her husband.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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