Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 June 2019

296 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190672898

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Old and High

A Guide to Understanding the Neuroscience and Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Baby-Boom Adults' Substance Use, Abuse, and Misuse

Robert Youdin

  • Examines the hidden epidemic of older adults experiencing psychotropic substance dependence from both individual and societal perspectives
  • Integrates the neuroscience of psychotropic substance abuse with contemporary psychotherapeutic techniques and harm-reductive interventions
  • Features extensive clinical vignettes that humanize the academic research
  • Criticizes the medicalization of psychological problems older adults experience
  • Assesses the intersectionality of substance use, abuse, and misuse with race, class, and ageism

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