Drug Treatment for the Elderly Abuser
The epidemiology of substance abuse has received increased attention as the “drug epidemic” of the late 60’s and early 70’s emerged, touching all classes in society and all age groups. The elderly abuser often had a well-developed addiction or pattern of abuse prior to this time, and while not as “visible” as the younger, middle-class user, required treatment and rehabilitative services. Developing appropriate treatment strategies requires adequate needs assessment and case finding as well as diagnostic and treatment techniques.
KeywordsVocational Rehabilitation Cultural Orientation Methadone Maintenance Addiction Service Rehabilitative Service
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Dohrenwend, B. P., Egri, G., Mendelsohn, F. S. 1971. Psychiatric disorder in general populations: A study of the problem of clinical judgment. Am. J. Psychiatry. 127: 1304–1312.Google Scholar
- Warheit, G., Bell, R., Schwab, J. 1969. Planning for change: Need assessment approaches. NIMH Publication under Grant 15900–05, S-1.Google Scholar