Substance misuse is a common, treatable cause of morbidity and mortality among nursing home (NH) residents. Problematic substance use may be initiated by the resident him- or herself as in the case of tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drugs; or may be visited on the resident by health care providers in the form of inappropriate prescribing. This review covers the practical aspects of recognizing and managing substance misuse problems in the NH setting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of Mental Health and Aging|
|State||Published - 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology
- Psychiatry and Mental health