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A Stress Model for Dealing with the Elderly Substance Abuser

  • Earl R. Gardner
  • Richard C. W. Hall
  • Sondra K. Stickney

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Life Stress Elderly Substance Abuser Consumer Education Critical Life Event Stress Reduction Program 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Earl R. Gardner
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Richard C. W. Hall
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Sondra K. Stickney
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Texas Medical School at HoustonUSA
  2. 2.The Medical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Hermann HospitalHoustonUSA

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