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At a Glance: Substance Use Disorder in Older Adults

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Substance Use Disorders, —Clinical Issues, —Emerging Issues.

Keywords: Older Adults (Elders/Elderly).

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians

Language: English

Developed by: National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: This publication explores the shifting pattern in substance use among older adults in the U.S. The publication serves as an aid for community health center providers to better identify and address SUD concerns with their older adult patients aged 65 and older.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit