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Drug Treatment for the Elderly Abuser

  • J. V. Tamayo
  • R. M. Haglund

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Vocational Rehabilitation Cultural Orientation Methadone Maintenance Addiction Service Rehabilitative Service 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. V. Tamayo
    • 1
  • R. M. Haglund
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Addiction ServicesSeattleUSA

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