Substance Abuse in the Older Adult: Introduction


Thank you for listening to the following presentation, “Recognition and Treatment of Substance Abuse in the Older Adult”. This was prepared by Dr. Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, ANP-C, DNP, clinician with Geriatric Neuropsychiatry Services.


Learners need to understand and be aware of the symptoms of substance abuse in older adults to provide effective treatment. 


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurse Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The continuing education module is provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing.


To obtain the continuing education credit and certificate for this activity, you will need to

  • complete the pretest
  • watch the entire video
  • answer the evaluation questions
  • complete the posttest with a score of 100%


At the end of this activity, 1 contact hour including 1 pharmacotherapeutic hour will be awarded.  Estimated time to complete the activity is one hour.  This module will be available until May 2, 2021.  This series was developed to increase the evidence-based knowledge and skills of advanced practice nurses and registered nurses.



The authors acknowledge funding from the HRSA Academic Practice Partnerships Today for Competent Practitioners Tomorrow Grant # T94HP30918 Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Grant awarded to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Nursing.  The author has no relevant personal or financial relationship with a commercial interest.



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