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Author: Harry Haroutunian Narrator: Bob Souer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781515976592
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The older adult population is growing by leaps and bounds. Dramatic lifestyle changes, along with growing health problems, have led many to turn to alcohol, prescription painkillers, and marijuana to medicate their physical and psychic pain. You may think, “Dad is just enjoying cocktails and retirement” or “Mom still has pain and needs her pills.” Maybe so, but consider, an estimated 17% of people aged 60-plus struggle with substance misuse and addiction. Older adults are now hospitalized as often for alcohol-related problems as they are for heart attacks. In this book, Dr. Haroutunian, physician director at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, provides you with the vital information needed to understand the dynamics of addiction in older adults. You’ll learn to:

  • Clearly distinguish between the signs of aging and the signs of addiction, many of which overlap
  • Identify the indications of drug misuse and its progression to addiction
  • Understand the unique treatment needs of older adults

This essential guide can help you transform a state of stress and chaos to a place of understanding and compassion.

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About the Author

Harry Haroutunian, MD, is an internationally known speaker and authority on addiction-oriented topics, including drug misuse among older adults. He serves as physician director of professional and residential programs at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Rancho Mirage, California.

About the Narrator

Bob Souer is a full-time professional storyteller, voice actor, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has narrated broadcast and nonbroadcast projects for corporations and ministries across North America. His voice has been heard on PBS, the History Channel, the Military Channel, and many other networks. He has also narrated radio and television programs for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, D. James Kennedy Ministries, SIM, and Compassion International.