Substance Use in Older Adults

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center

Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the older adult population.

This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners.

Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder.


  • Recognize the prevalence of substance use disorder in older adults, including initiation of use at older age.
  • Identify 2 risk factors for substance use disorder in older adults.
  • Understand differences in presentation of withdrawal symptoms in older adults.

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This is an open ended event