Dr. Kate LufkinSpeaker Bio
Problematic drug use (of which opioids make up the largest proportion) had been incorrectly assumed to end as patients age. This presentation will focus on the similarities and differences between treating an older adult population as compared to younger and middle-aged adults and will discuss the impact that chronic pain has on substance use.
- Addiction Counselors
- Social Workers
- To increase understanding of substance use disorder in older adults and how it impacts overall healthcare for an older population.
- Consider the unique issues and psychosocial factors impacting the older adult substance user
- Increase awareness of chronic pain in older adults and provide education on more effective ways of working with older adults who experience chronic pain and are using substances (rx or not) to manage their pain.
This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.
This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.
TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 Clinical continuing education credits.