This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to the substance misuse and abuse in older adults. Prescription, legal and illicit substances are included. 2 pages.
This webpage discusses the demographics and prevalence of substance abuse among older adults, physical and psychological aspects of substance abuse and misuse, barriers to identification and treatment and needed actions.
This article was written for family physicians and gives an overview of epidemiology, pharmacology of alcohol and aging, adverse effects of excessive alcohol use, identifying alcohol problems in older adults, clinical management and treatment options.