Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center

University of Rhode Island

55 Lower College Road, Quinn Hall 100 Kingston, RI 02881


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Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults: Interventions and Treatments

Recorded live at the Eleanor Slater Hospital was on August 6, 2017

Substance use disorders (SUDs) currently affects 17 percent of the older adult population and this number is expected to double by 2020.   Older individuals with SUDs are more susceptible to the deteriorating effects of alcohol and drugs, thus are at greater risk of adverse health outcomes.  After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Discuss available screening and prevention for SUDs
  • Identify three treatment interventions effective for older adults
  • List barriers to accessing treatment for older adults with SUDs
  • Identify areas that need action to address this growing problem

Sharon Morello BSN, RN, Vice President of Clinical Operations, CODAC Behavioral Health Care
John Stoukides, MD RPh, Chief, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, Roger Williams Medical Center

A Certificate of Completion and continuing education credits are available free of charge* for those who: 1.) attend the entire live or recorded webinar session and 2.) complete and submit the required post session evaluation form. Contact rigec@etal.uri.edu with any CE related questions.

  • Mental Health Counseling: This continuing education activity was approved by the Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association (RIMHCA) for 1.0 CEU.
  • Medicine: Healthcentric Advisors is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Nursing: This continuing nursing education activity was approved for 1.0 credit hours by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval valid through August 11, 2019.
  • Pharmacy: The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • Social Work: This activity has been reviewed and approved as continuing education for Social Work for 1.0 contact hours by the Rhode Island College, School of Social Work.

Participate Now!
Register here to access the recording:   Register for Recording
Complete and return your post survey here:   Program Evaluation Survey


*This activity is supported through Grant #U1QHP28737 “Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program” awarded to RIGEC by the US Health Resources and Services Administration.  There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity

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