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Alcohol, Drugs, and Baby Boomers: Are you ready?



Johns Hopkins University


Christine Savage, Deborah Finnell

Medicine, Health

5 weeks



ENROLLMENT OPTIONS Those interested in participating in this course have three options: Free Enrollment:  Click “Sign Up” to enroll in course for FREE and earn a statement of accomplishment upon completion. Signature Track Enrollment:  Click “Signature Track” and follow the enrollment steps.  You will be required to pay a $39 non-refundable fee.  Upon course completion you will receive a verified certificate, which employers can search. What’s this? Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Credit:  For healthcare professionals interested in earning Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) contact hours you must: Complete Signature Track enrollment.  Complete registration process through Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. You will be required to pay an additional non-refundable fee of $60 in addition to the $39 fee for signature track.  SIGNING UP FOR CNE CREDIT If you’re interested in signing up for CNE Credit and have already signed up for Signature Track, click this link to register for CNE: ABOUT THE COURSE The proportion of the population that is over the age of 65 is growing globally. Those in the baby boomer cohort will soon all be age 50 or older.  Along with the increasing numbers in this older age cohort, there is a parallel upward trend of alcohol use and other drug use in older adults. As we age alcohol and other drug use places us at greater health related harm. This course provides the learner with an overview of the growing prevalence of at-risk substance use in older adults and strategies for the prevention and reduction of substance use associated harm. These strategies include an evidenced based approach called screening brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT). The course will provide information relevant to improving health and reducing substance use related harm for those who are older, their primary care givers and health care providers.