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The Resource Not as prescribed : recognizing and facing alcohol and drug misuse in older adults, Harry Haroutunian, MD ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of Betty Ford

Not as prescribed : recognizing and facing alcohol and drug misuse in older adults, Harry Haroutunian, MD ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of Betty Ford

Label
Not as prescribed : recognizing and facing alcohol and drug misuse in older adults
Title
Not as prescribed
Title remainder
recognizing and facing alcohol and drug misuse in older adults
Statement of responsibility
Harry Haroutunian, MD ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of Betty Ford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The older adult population is growing by leaps and bounds. Dramatic lifestyle changes, along with growing health problems, have led many to turn to alcohol, prescription painkillers and marijuana to medicate their physical and psychic pain. You may think, "Dad is just enjoying cocktails and retirement" or "Mom still has pain and needs her pills." Maybe so, but consider, an estimated 17% of people aged 60-plus struggle with substance misuse and addiction. Older adults are now hospitalized as often for alcohol-related problems as they are for heart attacks. In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, provides you with the vital information needed to understand the dynamics of addiction in older adults. You'll learn to: Clearly distinguish between the signs of aging and the signs of addiction, many of which overlap Identify the indications of drug misuse and its progression to addiction Understand the unique treatment needs of older adults Get the help you--as a caregiver or loved one--need to cope with your loved ones' addiction. This essential guide can help you transform a state of stress and chaos to a place of understanding and compassion"--
  • "In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director of the Licensed Health Professionals Program at the Betty Ford Center, provides you with the information needed to understand the dynamics of addiction in older adults. You'll learn to clearly distinguish between the signs of aging and the signs of addiction, many of which overlap; identify the indications of drug misuse and its progression to addiction; understand the unique treatment needs of older adults; and get the help you--as a caregiver or loved one--need to cope with your loved one's addiction"--
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DLC
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Haroutunian, Harry L
Dewey number
362.29084/60973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5138
LC item number
.H37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2016 E-435
  • WM 270
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Alcoholism counseling
  • Drug addiction
  • SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Aged
  • Prescription Drug Misuse
  • Polypharmacy
  • Caregivers
  • United States
  • Alcoholism counseling
  • Drug addiction
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • United States
Label
Not as prescribed : recognizing and facing alcohol and drug misuse in older adults, Harry Haroutunian, MD ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of Betty Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Naming the problem -- Older adults in America: driven to drugs -- Aging, polypharmacy, or addiction? -- The truth about substance misuse, dementia, and other mental health disorders -- Legally crossing the line: painkillers, sedative-hypnotics, and marijuana -- Addiction: it's a disease -- Finding help: the older adult and treatment -- Getting an older adult to accept help -- Everyday a miracle -- Helping yourself -- Staying on track in recovery -- Killing pain safely -- Epilogue -- Spiritual life must come first
Control code
ocn921870574
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 188 pages
Isbn
9781616496272
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015047061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921870574
  • (OCoLC)921870574
Label
Not as prescribed : recognizing and facing alcohol and drug misuse in older adults, Harry Haroutunian, MD ; foreword by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of Betty Ford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Naming the problem -- Older adults in America: driven to drugs -- Aging, polypharmacy, or addiction? -- The truth about substance misuse, dementia, and other mental health disorders -- Legally crossing the line: painkillers, sedative-hypnotics, and marijuana -- Addiction: it's a disease -- Finding help: the older adult and treatment -- Getting an older adult to accept help -- Everyday a miracle -- Helping yourself -- Staying on track in recovery -- Killing pain safely -- Epilogue -- Spiritual life must come first
Control code
ocn921870574
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 188 pages
Isbn
9781616496272
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015047061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921870574
  • (OCoLC)921870574

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