Covers drug and alcohol addiction among older adults, including prescription and other drugs and alcohol, used either alone or in combination. As tolerance to the effects of alcohol and other drugs decline, aging adults have higher risk factors. Addresses issues specific to aging, including late onset addiction, effects of use on performance of activities of daily living, treatment issues and co-occurring disorders such as depression or other chronic illnesses. A multicultural perspective is used, including the role of social class and gender issues. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
3.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 43602

From the Instructor:
Aging and Addiction explores a continuum of engagement with alcohol, other drugs, and gambling (agent), as it impacts older adults (host), within various contexts (environment). The course is appropriate for anyone working directly with this population--from aides, to counselors, to medical personnel.
Course Specific Requirements:
In addition to assigned text and audio/visual study, a partial sample of graded activities includes 1.) posting weekly discussion responses, 2.) taking a midterm, a final, and several quizzes; 3.) attending a self-help meeting; 4.) interviewing a behavioral health provider working with older adults; 5.) interviewing three older adults about behavioral health experiences. Required texts: Miller, W. R., Forcehimes, A., & Zweben, A. (2011). Treating addiction: A guide for professionals. New York: Guilford Press. Heartily recommended, the following text will be on reserved at the PCC Cascade Library: Bennett, A. (2003). The complete talking heads. New York: Picador. The relevant piece is 'Bed Among the Lentils.' Required online articles will also be provided.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
WEB » 43602 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 12-Dec-2014
Instructor: Austin M Gray
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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