Not As Prescribed

Recognizing and Facing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Older Adults
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Audio (5.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100116386
Released: May 10, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781515926597
Narrator/s: Bob Souer
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The older adult population is growing by leaps and bounds. Dramatic lifestyle changes, along with growing health problems, have led many to turn to alcohol, prescription painkillers, and marijuana to medicate their physical and psychic pain. You may think, "Dad is just enjoying cocktails and retirement" or "Mom still has pain and needs her pills." Maybe so, but consider, an estimated 17% of people aged 60-plus struggle with substance misuse and addiction. Older adults are now hospitalized as often for alcohol-related problems as they are for heart attacks. In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, provides you with the vital information needed to understand the dynamics of addiction in older adults. You'll learn to: Clearly distinguish between the signs of aging and the signs of addiction, many of which overlap Identify the indications of drug misuse and its progression to addiction Understand the unique treatment needs of older adults This essential guide can help you transform a state of stress and chaos to a place of understanding and compassion.

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Author(s): Harry Haroutunian
Genre: Self Help
Original Publish Date: May 10, 2016

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Author(s): Harry Haroutunian
Narrator(s): Bob Souer
Genre: Self Help
Product Number DD25496
Released: May 10, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515906599
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Author(s): Harry Haroutunian
Product Number EB00666717
Released: Apr 19, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: #9781616496289

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