Lifespan: Focus on Older Adults. Kristen L. Barry, Ph.D., and Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D. Kristen L. Barry, Ph.D., is a research professor and Frederic C. Blow is a professor, both in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of . Because, in part, of the relative invisibility of older-adult substance use and SUD, relatively little published research exists on the efficacy and/or effectiveness of substance abuse treatment of older adults. 112 In a recent review of research on substance abuse treatments for older adults, 112 the researchers found a relative absence of Cited by: 126.
Alcohol may act differently in older people than in younger people. Some older people can feel "high" without increasing the amount of alcohol they drink. This "high" can make them more likely to have accidents, including falls and fractures and car crashes. Also, older women are more sensitive than men to the effects of alcohol. A national 2008 survey found that about 40 percent of adults ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Older adults can experience a variety of problems from drinking alcohol, especially those who: • Take certain medications • Have health problems • Drink heavily There are special considerations facing older adults who drink, including.
This report presents facts about substance use among adults age 65 and older, including information on substance use on an average day, receipt of substance use treatment, and emergency department (ED) visits. This paper draws upon three SAMHSA data collections: the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), and the Drug Abuse Warning Network . GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older adults.OverviewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 23.5% (98 million) by 2060.1Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In 2012, 60% of older adults managed 2.