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Opioid Dependence and Older Adults - CEU Event

Thursday 07/19/2018 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
St. Joseph Village of Chicago
4021 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641

Presented by Kate Mahoney, LCSW, Executive Director
Naomi Ruth Cohen Institute for Mental Health Education at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The opioid crisis is real. According to the CDC, each day more than 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments related to the problematic use of prescription opioids. The public rarely pictures older adults when hearing about the opioid epidemic, yet older adult opioid use is on the rise. In 2016, one in three Part D beneficiaries received a prescription opioid, often exceeding the manufacturer’s recommended dosage. The AARP Bulletin (January 2018) reports that between the years 2000 and 2015, and opioid overdose deaths among adults ages 65 and 74 increased sevenfold.

This workshop will review the risks of older adult opioid use and how to effectively prevent and address opioid use disorders in older adults.

5:30pm – 6:00pm Registration Sign-in
6:00pm -7:00pm Presentation
Dinner will be served

This program awards 1.0 CEU credit to Illinois nurses, professional counselors,
social workers and LNHAs. License number required.

There is a $5.00 fee payable to Elderwerks Educational Services, a 501C3 not-for-profit corporation, PO Box 92, Cary, IL 60013, requested from all registrants prior to this event. Payments are non-refundable. To pay by credit card, an invoice will be emailed through SmartPay after registration.

To RSVP, please email events@elderwerks.com or call 847-462-0885

Sponsors:
St. Joseph Village of Chicago
BrightStar Care
In-Home Counseling for Seniors
Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, PC
Elderwerks


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