Improving Quality of Life: Substance Use and Aging (Report)
Author: Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
Examines the issues and misconceptions around substance use by older adults. Experts contribute chapters on epidemiology, the aging brain, the consequences of substance use by older adults, co-occurring health conditions, screening and assessment, and treatment. The report concludes with a call to action that argues for, among other changes, age-specific clinical guidelines and treatment for substance use.