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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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Substance Abuse Networks

Substance Abuse Networks

(p.509) 44 Substance Abuse Networks
Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Connie Corley

Muriel Gray

Richard Yakimo

Oxford University Press

This chapter summarizes epidemiological studies on the prevalence of alcoholism in older adults, as well as the diagnostic challenges presented by this population. It describes the service delivery network, and considers the role of Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). It argues that the service delivery system is ill-equipped to meet the needs of older adults who suffer from substance use disorders and calls for professional education to alert social workers in all settings to the signs of these problems.

Keywords:   aging, elderly, alcoholism, substance abuse, social work practice

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