Addictions Treatment for Older Adults: Evaluation of an Innovative Client-centered Approach
Here is a detailed description of an innovative approach for treating elderly persons who have alcohol or drug problems. During the past few years there has been growing recognition of the special needs of these individuals. Addictions Treatment for Older Adults describes the evaluation of the Community Older Persons Alcohol (COPA) Program. This book helps readers understand the nature of substance abuse among the elderly, as well as how to identify and intervene with older persons who have alcohol and drug problems, including persons who are reluctant to seek treatment.
Addictions Treatment for Older Adults explains the development of the COPA program and how it works. Many case studies and tables provide illuminating details for readers who work with this elderly population. Chapters examine
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The Development of the Community
A Typology of COPA Clients
Evaluation Research at COPA Goals
Literature Review of Factors Related
Older Problem Drinkers Compared to Older People
Problem Areas Identified Among
Alcohol Consumption and Problems
Drug Use and Problems
Activities of Daily Living
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