Issue Brief 3: Screening and Preventive Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Psychoactive Medication Misuse/Abuse
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Issue Brief 3: Screening and Preventive Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Psychoactive Medication Misuse/Abuse

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September 21, 2012

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Administration on Aging (AoA) commissioned a series of Issue Briefs to address behavioral health issues that are important to older Americans. The Issue Briefs identify key information and opportunities for action that can improve the lives of older people. This brief is intended to help health care and social service organizations develop strategies to provide screening and brief interventions for older adults who misuse alcohol and/or psychoactive prescription medications. A printer friendly version (black and white) is also available.

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