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Course Overview

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of aging adults needing treatment for a variety of substance use disorders continues to expand and now includes a strong emphasis on addiction to prescription medications. In this course, you will learn to screen, assess, and diagnose substance use disorders in an aging population of adults. You will also review specific issues that complicate the diagnosis of substance use disorders in older adults. Specifically, this training covers risk and protective factors, the effects of aging on patterns of drinking, patterns of medication use, and physiological changes as we age, as well as how those changes impact the development and treatment of Substance Use Disorders. The course focuses entirely on screening, assessment, and diagnostic features of substance use disorders in an aging population. However, this course does not provide training in the evidence-based treatments shown to be effective with this population. 

DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

About the Course Author

Jeremy King has over ten years of experience providing management and training to professionals in the field of behavioral health. Mr. King is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of New York. He also holds a BS in Economics from Fordham University and is a Certified Training Provider for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. For the past ten years, Mr. King has provided training and technical assistance to human service organizations in the following areas: Substance Use Disorders; Trauma Informed Services; Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Cultural Competence; Group Facilitation Skills; CCAR Recovery Coach Academy; Motivational Interviewing; Tobacco Dependence; Confidentiality; Working through Resistance; Screening and Assessment for Mental Health Disorders; Theories of Human Development; and The Client/Counselor Relationship. Jeremy King, LCSW, CASAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Research Psychologist who has extensive clinical and administrative expertise working in the field of Behavioral healthcare at the county and state levels in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has served as a Federal contractor in Behavioral Health. His work supported research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the Military Operational Medicine Psychological Research Program at Ft. Detrick, and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, MD. For nine years he was the Director of State Operated Mental Health programs for At-Risk youth in Butner, North Carolina. He developed a number of webinars and a Peer Training course in Older Adult Behavioral Health Literacy for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and National Libraries of Medicine. He served as Director of a Wellness and Recovery program in Gaithersburg, MD. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Certificates provided by accrediting body (47 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.5 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-S This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.50HOURS


    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 (CEBroker Provider: 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Social Worker Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board

    1.50HOURS

    PCB Approved Education This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.50HOURS


    Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

    Content Area: C4
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

    1.50HOURS

    Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I, II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.50HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.5 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Psychologists will receive 1.5 hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.5 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Physicians will receive 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™.
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • American Psychological Association

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

    1.50HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.50HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-HHS-0-DSUIOA-V3
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-12-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-10-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Be aware of the most appropriate diagnostic information, screening tools, and assessment methods typically used when working with substance abuse in older adults.; Identify co-occurring substance use and mental health concerns when assessing and diagnosing older persons with substance use disorders.; Identify the numerous health and wellness problems related to substance use disorders in older adults.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Substance Use Disorders in Aging Adults
    Meet Wilson Jones
    Current Trends in Older Adult Substance Use
    Alcohol and Aging
    Risk and Protective Factors
    The Protective Factors
    Gender Differences
    Relapse Predictor
    Meet Maria
    Summary
    Section 3: Diagnosing Substance Use Disorder in Aging Adults
    Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorder
    Quick Check
    Diagnostic Consideration for SUD and Aging Adults
    Meet Shawn
    Summary
    Section 4: Screening for Substance Use Disorder in Aging Adults
    When Should Screening Happen?
    Additional Triggers for Screening
    Life Transitions as a Screening Prompt
    Incorporate SUD Screening into Health Screening
    Key Screening Questions
    Framing Your Screening Questions
    Confidentiality Quick Check
    Using Active Listening Principles in Screening
    Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
    Validated Screening Tools
    CAGE Questionnaire
    The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test-G (MAST-G)
    Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
    Communicating Screening Results
    Preparing to Discuss Positive Screening Results
    Beyond Communicating Positive Results
    Meet Laurie
    Summary
    Section 5: Assessment of Substance Use Disorders in Aging Adults
    Assessment for Substance Use Disorders
    General Assessment Guidelines
    Overall Goals of Your Assessment
    Using Motivational Interviewing to Build Rapport and Trust
    Assessing the Substance Use
    Biopsychosocial Assessment: Part 1
    General Information Assessment: Part 2
    Additional Information to Gather During Assessment: Part 3
    Meet Charles
    Summary
    Section 6: From Assessment to Diagnosis
    Structured Assessment Tools
    The Addiction Severity Index
    The Structured Clinical Interview
    Collecting Collateral and Supportive Information
    Determining the Appropriate Diagnoses and Treatment from Assessment
    Physical Co-Morbidities
    Substance Use and Neurocognitive Disorders
    Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders
    Screening for Depressive Disorders
    Sleep-Wake Disorders
    Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
    Addressing Cognitive Impairments
    Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome describes in
    Summary
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Summary
    Congratulations!
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Psychologists; Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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  • Disclosures:

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