Since 2001, the misuse of prescription drugs by older adults has increased by over 100 percent. The primary reason for the increase of substance use among baby boomers is later-in-life transitions. To curb the increase of substance use, older adults must be equipped with strategies on how to manage substance use disorders and their overall well-being. Yoga and meditation are proven healing modalities, effectively assisting those suffering from co-occurring disorders by initiating the body's relaxation response. This webinar reviews later-in-life transitions faced by baby boomers, effects these changes can have on older adults, and how substance use disorders and mental health can be managed through holistic treatments such as yoga and meditation.
Participants will be able to describe why late-life transitions are risk factors for co-occurring disorders.
Participants will be able to verbalize the importance of holistic treatment for older adults.
Participants will be able to apply the use of yoga and meditation techniques for clients with co-occurring disorders.
Beginner and Intermediate.
Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email email@example.com for specific information.