Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 26: Treating Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on May 16, 2021 - 7:39pm CDT

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This updated Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is designed to help providers and others better understand how to identify, manage, and prevent substance misuse in older adults. The TIP describes the unique ways in which the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD) manifest in older adults; drug and alcohol use disorder screening tools, assessments, and treatments specifically tailored for older clients' needs; the interaction between SUDs and cognitive impairment; and strategies to help providers improve their older clients' social functioning and overall wellness.

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