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Alcohol Problems in Older Adults

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Alcohol Problems in Older Adults

SKU# 9780826114037

Prevention and Management

Author: Kristen Barry PhD, Frederic Blow PhD


  • David Oslin MD

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This manual provides state-of-the-art, practical materials to detect, prevent, and intervene with older adults who are at-risk and problem drinkers. It provides the first systematic, practical approach for working with the growing vulnerable population of older adults who use alcohol at risk levels often unnoticed in everyday clinical practice. Including guides to alcohol screening, protocols for managing withdrawal care, and an English/Spanish Health Promotion Workbook for Older Adults, this book is designed as a hands-on text for use in a range of primary and mental health care settings. Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, psychologists, and case managers will all be able to use it profitably.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 05, 2001
  • Page Count 152
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826114037
  • EISBN 9780826116246

Table of Contents 

  1. Introduction and Background
  2. Alcohol Screening
  3. Brief Alcohol Interventions
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. Special Circumstances
  6. Community Resources

  7. References
    Health Promotion Workbook for Older Adults: Initial Session, Spanish Translation
    Health Promotion Workbook for Older Adults: Follow-up Session, Spanish Translation