Presenter(s):  Fred Blow, PhD
Date: July 22, 2021 at 1pm CT

There are increasing rates of at-risk drinking and use of other drugs among older adults seen in primary care. This has been made worse by COVID stay-at-home restrictions and associated social isolation. This webinar will focus on ways that primary care teams can address risky drinking and other drug use in older adults using the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) framework. Best-practices for screening and identification of late-life substance abuse, and brief motivational intervention strategies targeting those who misuse substances, will be reviewed.