Resources

Substance Use Among Older Adults Reading List

Around the world, people are living longer, meaning the global population of older adults is increasing.

Older adults are often dealing with multiple health difficulties and are particularly vulnerable to the impact of substance use. There needs to be greater understanding about the reasons why older adults use substances, the potential consequences and the way professionals can work with people to reduce the risk of harm. 

Substance Use in Older Adults Resources

Created by
NIDA

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a growing issue in adults aged 65 and older in the United States. Older adults are more likely to take prescription medications and experience chronic health problems associated with aging, including chronic pain. These factors, as well as stressors such as grief and loss of independence, may contribute to substance misuse and complicate SUD treatment in older adults. 

Healthy Lifestyle Guidelines for Youth & Young Adults

Created by
Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC
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Our popular resource page showing healthy lifestyle guidelines for youth and young adults in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, sleep and stress control has just been updated.

These resources can be used by prevention and health professionals and parents to help youth identify and set concrete goals to improve their healthy behaviors.

Tobacco Congress

I share with you the event of the Tobacco Congress, which will take place on October 27 and 28. National and international experts will participate in addiction and tobacco use. The event is TOTALLY FREE and attendance will be granted.

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD): everybody's business

Created by
SHAAP

This presentation covered the cultural context of alcohol use in pregnancy in Scotland, the variety of effects that FASD can have for individuals and the implications of FASD in an everyday context, as well as the difficulties of making a diagnosis and the absence of adult pathways for this diagnosis.

Dr Shields and Dr Brown both stressed the importance of raising awareness about FASD as a preventative measure.

Toolkit for Opioids, Alcohol & Tobacco in HIV

Created by
Yale University

The Yale Program in Addiction is pleased to make available resources from the Working with HIV Clinics to Adopt Addiction Treatments Using Implementation Facilitation (WHAT-IF?) multi-site study, for any HIV or primary care clinic seeking to integrate addiction treatments for Tobacco, Alcohol, Opioid, and other substance use disorders into their clinical practice and care models.