eFit for Individuals & Caregivers: Substance Use

Many older adults use alcohol, prescription medication, cannabis and other substances to address and cope with issues such as sleep, loneliness, pain or other health issues. This is often done in a way that is not consistent with legal and medical guidelines and can have lasting effects on an individual’s own health, relationships and employment.


Benzodiazepine Use Among Older Adults (Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health): 
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Drug And Substance Abuse ( Health in Aging ):
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Medicines and You: A Guide for Older Adult ( U.S. Food & Drug Administration ):
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Opioid Use Among Older Adults (Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health):
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Seniors And Drug Abuse: A Frighteningly Real Phenomenon ( Addiction Resource ):
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The Changing Face of Older Adult Substance Abuse ( Social Work Today ):
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The Greying Elephant in the Room: Substance Abuse and Older Adults ( Council on Social Work Education ):
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What is Drugged Driving? ( National Institute on Drug Abuse ):
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What Older Adults Need to Know About Alcohol (Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health):
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What Older Adults Need to Know About Cannabis (Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health):
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