Date: July 9, 2019
Hosted by: brainXchange in partnership with the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health and Behavioural Supports Ontario
Presented by: Dr. David Conn, Vice-President of Education and inaugural Director of the Centre for Education & Knowledge Exchange at Baycrest
The Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH) has been funded through the Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP) of Health Canada to create a set of four guidelines on the prevention, assessment, and management of substance use disorders among older adults for alcohol, benzodiazepine receptor agonists (BZRAs), cannabis, and opioids.
This presentation provides useful guidance for clinicians on preventing the development of BZRA use disorder and optimally assessing and treating older individuals who have developed such a disorder.