Training & Events

Older Adults and Substance Use Disorder Forum: Assessment and Intervention

Jan 01, 1970 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Educational Goals: • To know what the elements of addictive process are. • To identify of the demographics of older adult alcoholism and substance use disorder. • To be able to identify three screening tools to determine the likelihood of addiction in the older adult. • To be able to recognize the manifestation of the older adult’s resistance. • To be ready to determine what form of intervention would be effective. What skills would be needed? • What would be the most appropriate treatment and what are the available resources?

John Femino MD FASAM – A 30-year member of ASAM, serving on the national board of directors as New England Regional Director and as President of the Rhode Island Society of Addiction Medicine. He frequently lectures on topics including the neurobiology of addiction and recovery, pain management in the addicted patient. He taught at Brown for nearly 20 years.
Alan L. Gordon. MD – Chief of Addiction Services at Butler Hospital. Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School. He is known equally for his clinical expertise and for his commitment and compassion for patients battling addiction

Where: Rhode Island College – Alger 110