Resources for Integrated Care is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 16 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET. This webinar will focus on the growing number of older adults with substance use disorders (SUD). In particular, dually eligible beneficiaries are at a much higher risk of experiencing co-occurring chronic pain and substance use disorder than Medicare only beneficiaries. During this webinar, presenters will review SUD screening tools, go over the diagnosis process, and discuss how people can access appropriate treatment resources. Particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of coordinating care for older adults with substance use disorders.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to identify common types of substance use disorder occurring in older adults, explain the scale of SUD in the older adult population, and understand how substance use can lead to substance use disorder.