Older Adults and Substance Misuse

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Older Adults and Substance Misuse

Thursday, February 3, 2022

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST


Presenter: Ann Olin, MA, CRC, CASAC, CCM

NASW-NYS Members: $15

NASW Other Chapter Member: $30

Non-Members: $37.50

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

It is estimated that 17-19% of the older adult population misuse substances. This substance misuse can create or exacerbate medical, cognitive, or behavioral challenges in the older adults’ life. Older adults have been affected by the opioid epidemic and we will discuss these issues. This training will discuss the challenges, characteristics and some best practices for older adult substance misuse. 


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify three challenges of substance misuse as an older adult.
  • Increase understanding of how older adults have been affected by the opioid epidemic.
  • Identify three coping skills and/or resources that can assist older adults who misuse substances.

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Ann Olin, MA, CRC, CASAC, CCM, is the Program Manager for the Geriatric Addictions Program at Lifespan. She has a BS in Business Education from the College of St. Rose. A MA and a CAGS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. Ann is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor as well as a Certified Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor. She has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse for over 20 years and has been at Lifespan’s Geriatric Addictions Program for 9 years.  



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February 3rd, 2022 6:00 PM through  7:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $15.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $30.00
Non-Member $37.50
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00