Home Health The opioid epidemic among the elderly

The opioid epidemic among the elderly



Joseph Puglisi, Las Vegas.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: “Substance Use in Older Adults DrugFacts.”

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: “Disparities by Sex, Race, and Ethnicity in Opioid Overdose Death Rates Among Adults 55 Years and Older, 1999 to 2019,” “Opioid Death Rates in the Elderly on the Rise” .

Gary Kennedy, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

Levay Alison Lin, MD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Center for Addiction.

National Institute on Drug Abuse Data: “Benzodiazepines and Opioids.”

Susan W. Lehman, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Geriatric Psychiatry Day Inpatient Program, Baltimore.

CAMH: “Buprenorphine.”

McMaster University: “Problem Opioid Use Among Older Adults: Epidemiology, Adverse Outcomes, and Treatment Considerations.”

MINT: “Understanding Motivational Interviewing.”

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