The Opioid Epidemic in Older Adults


Joseph Puglisi, Las Vegas.

Nationwide Institute on Drug Abuse: “Substance Use in Older Adults DrugFacts”.

Northwestern College Feinberg College of Drugs: “Gender, race, and ethnicity disparities in dying charges from opioid overdose amongst adults 55 years of age or older, 1999 to 2019,” “Charges of Opioid-related mortality among the many aged is on the rise”.

Gary Kennedy, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein School of Drugs, Bronx, NY.

Lewei Allison Lin, MD, assistant professor, Division of Psychiatry, College of Michigan Heart for Habit.

Nationwide Institute on Drug Abuse Information: “Benzodiazepines and Opioids.”

Susan W. Lehmann, MD, director, geriatric psychiatry day hospital program, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore.

CAMH: “Buprenorphine”.

McMaster College: “Problematic Opioid Use in Older Adults: Epidemiology, Adversarial Outcomes, and Remedy Issues”.

MINT: “Understanding Motivational Interviewing.”