Older Adults and Substance Misuse
**Sponsored by the NASW-NYS Genesee Valley Division!**
Presenter(s): Ann Olin, MA, CRC, CASAC, CCM
NASW-NYS Members: $15
NASW Other Chapter Members: $30
This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, and licensed psychologists.
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.
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 hour(s).
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).
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.