Substance Misuse in Older People: an Information Guide

Published by
Royal College of Psychiatrists

This guide, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, provides an in depth account of treatment of substance misuse among older adults.


Part 1

Initial assessment of substance misuse in older people 

Psychosocial interventions for substance misuse in older people

Families and carers 

Legal, ethical and practical considerations 

Part 2

The emergency physical presentation 

The emergency psychiatric presentation 

Management in the community 

Alcohol-related brain damage 


Older women and alcohol misuse 

Drug–drug interactions in older people 

Driving and substance misuse in older people 



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