A Stress Model for Dealing with the Elderly Substance Abuser
A review of mental health prevention programs across the country revealed that less than 10% were directed to the elderly and that only 5% dealt with substance abuse in geriatrics. The majority of existing programs rely on one of three primary approaches: 1) self awareness; 2) consumer education; or 3) community referral following recognition of a defined problem.
KeywordsLife Stress Elderly Substance Abuser Consumer Education Critical Life Event Stress Reduction Program
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