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Substance Abuse and Addiction in Older Adults

USPSTF recommends electronic screening and brief intervention as an effective strategy to prevent excessive alcohol use.320 Some older adults may not be comfortable using computers or tablets. Be sensitive to each client’s skills and abilities when selecting screening formats. The fourth section describes how to fully assess older adults who screen positive for moderate-to-severe substance …

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Fructose: Its Alcohol Without the Buzz PMC

As with the locomotor cross-sensitization described above, underlying this behavior are presumably neurochemical alterations in the brain, such as adaptations in DA and perhaps opioid functions. Additionally, like the drugs described above, the motivation to obtain sugar appears to “incubate”, or grow, with the length of abstinence (Shalev et al., 2001). Using operant conditioning, Grimm …

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