Flashcards in Substance Abuse in Elderly PPT Deck (35)
_____ is defined in DMS-IV_TR as a "maladaptive pattern of substance use manifested by recurrent and significant adverse consequences related tot the repeated use of substances.
Recent census data estimates that nearly 35 million people in the US are ___ or older.
65 years old
Substance abuse among those 60 years and older (including misuse of prescription drugs) currently affects about _______ of this population.
The prevalence of medication misuse includes _____ in women .
There is _____% misuse of opioids in the elderly population non medically.
______ - ____% of elderly use benzos (overprescription, misdiagnosis, polypharmacy)
15.2 - 32%
19.6% of men and ____% of women binge drink.
____% of men and 10.9% of women are at risk for alcohol issues?
The prevalence of _____ use in the past 12 months is 14% in the elderly population.
Illicit drug use in the past 12 months in the elderly is ____%.
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Physical Risk Factors for Elderly substance Abuse
Female (Rx durgs)
Poor health status
Psychiatric Risk Factors
Hx EtOH problem
Previous psych illness
Concurrent psych illness
Social Risk Factors
Social Isolation (divorce/separation/ lack of religious affiliation)
Physiological Changes which are contributing factors to substance misuse include decreased alcohol tolerance and _______.
increased risk for complications.
Psychological Changes which are contributing factors to substance misuse include dementia, depression, and _________.
concerns about hospitilization , nursing home placement and death
When diagnosing substance abuse disorder, most refer to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of ______.
Social and ____ factors sometimes add challenges when trying to diagnose substance abuse.
There are many symptoms/indicators of SUD; there can be physical, _____, psychiatric, or social indications that someone may be suffering from substance abuse.
These are all potential abuse indicators.
An increased drug tolerance
Running out of medication early
Many of the drugs abused by the elderly are readily ________. For example alcohol and tobacco products are sold legally across the country.
_____ is another commonly abused drug. It is now legal in multiple states across the country.
_____ are another common source of drugs. For example narcotics and anxiolytics. Narcotics are pain relieving drugs, for example opiods. Anxiolytics are mood altering drugs and sometimes sleep aids, most commonly benzodiazepines.
The most common source of pain relievers for nonmedical use in users aged 12 and older?
free from friend/relative
and they received from one doctor
The second most common source of pain relievers for nonmedical use in users aged 12 and older?
The CDC states that older adults (aged 40 years and older) are more likely to use ________ than adults aged 20-39.
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most prescriptions per 100 people
The ____ tool is a good way to screen for alcohol abuse.
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Screening technique questions