Addiction Among the Aging: SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE

3 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025

Presenters: Teresa Sacks, M.P.H.& Angela Broadus, PhD, CPS

Addictions among the aging are a serious public health concern often referred to as an “Invisible Epidemic.” Too often warning signs of addiction are misinterpreted as signs of aging or other age-related conditions. This self-paced, online course will provide you with the fundamentals necessary to serve your elder clients.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar series, participant should be able to:

  • Describe the prevalence & problem of addiction in older adults including the impact ageism has on older adults.
  • List at least two process addictions common among older adults and describe why these can be more harmful to older than younger adults.
  • Describe the brain’s reward system and explain how age influences the brain’s responses to substances.
  • List at least four risk and four protective factors for older adults.
  • List at least four intervention and treatment considerations when working with older adults.

Presented by: Teresa Sacks, M.P.H.& Angela Broadus, PhD, CPS

Continuing Education Units:
 6 CEUs
This training is approved for CEUs by the following professional organizations:


  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)


  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, & Gambling Counselors
  • Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • Nevada Certification Board (PRSS, CHW & Prevention)

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization.The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT.


Date Sun, Jan 3 2020 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Thu, Jul 29 2021 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Cut Off Date Wed, Dec 31 2026 12:00 am GMT-8 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price $120.00
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