Not As Prescribed by Harry Haroutunian audiobook

Not As Prescribed: Recognizing and Facing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Older Adults

By Harry Haroutunian, MD
Read by Bob Souer

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The older adult population is growing by leaps and bounds. Dramatic lifestyle changes, along with growing health problems, have led many to turn to alcohol, prescription painkillers, and marijuana to medicate their physical and psychic pain. You may think, "Dad is just enjoying cocktails and retirement" or "Mom still has pain and needs her pills." Maybe so, but consider, an estimated 17% of people aged 60-plus struggle with substance misuse and addiction. Older adults are now hospitalized as often for alcohol-related problems as they are for heart attacks. In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, provides you with the vital information needed to understand the dynamics of addiction in older adults. You'll learn to: Clearly distinguish between the signs of aging and the signs of addiction, many of which overlap Identify the indications of drug misuse and its progression to addiction Understand the unique treatment needs of older adults This essential guide can help you transform a state of stress and chaos to a place of understanding and compassion.

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The older adult population is growing by leaps and bounds. Dramatic lifestyle changes, along with growing health problems, have led many to turn to alcohol, prescription painkillers, and marijuana to medicate their physical and psychic pain. You may think, "Dad is just enjoying cocktails and retirement" or "Mom still has pain and needs her pills." Maybe so, but consider, an estimated 17% of people aged 60-plus struggle with substance misuse and addiction. Older adults are now hospitalized as often for alcohol-related problems as they are for heart attacks.

In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, provides you with the vital information needed to understand the dynamics of addiction in older adults. You'll learn to:

  • Clearly distinguish between the signs of aging and the signs of addiction, many of which overlap
  • Identify the indications of drug misuse and its progression to addiction
  • Understand the unique treatment needs of older adults

This essential guide can help you transform a state of stress and chaos to a place of understanding and compassion.

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Author Bio: Harry Haroutunian MD

Author Bio: Harry Haroutunian MD

Harry Haroutunian, MD, is an internationally known speaker and authority on addiction-oriented topics, including drug misuse among older adults. He serves as physician director of professional and residential programs at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Rancho Mirage, California.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 5.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English