Published: September 2020
This updated TIP is designed to help providers and others better understand how to identify, manage, and prevent substance misuse in older adults. The TIP describes the unique ways in which the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD) manifest in older adults; drug and alcohol use disorder screening tools, assessments, and treatments specifically tailored for older clients' needs; the interaction between SUDs and cognitive impairment; and strategies to help providers improve their older clients' social functioning and overall wellness.
Published: September 2019
Outreach workers often work with older adults after disasters. This guide will help prepare staff for encounters with this population by describing common disaster reactions and providing tips and resources.
Published: May 2019
This brief provides an overview of workforce issues to consider when addressing the needs of older adults living with serious mental illness (SMI). Information includes demographics; challenges faced by a provider workforce, and ideas for strengthening the geriatric workforce to address SMI.
Published: April 2019
This Guidance reviews non-pharmacologic behavioral approaches and strategies to avoid and reduce prescribing of antipsychotics whenever possible for older adults with dementia and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Published: October 2015
This guide provides guidelines for brief treatment and counseling with adults living with a marijuana dependence. It describes common treatment issues, assessment of marijuana use, motivational interventions, and how to change marijuana use through skill building.
Published: November 2013
This quick guide summarizes guidelines for clinicians treating chronic pain in adults living with a history of substance misuse. It covers patient assessment, chronic pain management, managing addiction risk in patients treated with opioids, and patient education.
Published: January 2013
This guide reviews child welfare, substance use disorder services, and courts to support cross-system coordination within state, county, and tribal jurisdictions. It considers the framework, population, legislation, funding sources, and services for each system.
Published: October 2012
Using a case study approach, this manual presents resources to better understand and engage the community in responding to children whose caregivers are negatively impacted by mental illness, substance use, or trauma.
Published: August 2010
This guide provides clinicians with questions to begin discussions with adult patients about mental illness, substance use disorders, or both. It includes resources for patients who need an evaluation after a positive screening.
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