This week you will prepare a Cause and Effect Essay (assignment directions are in the Topic 4 Folder). Watch the local news or go online and read news as presented….
Substance Abuse among the Elderly
The paper must be 25 pages with 26 references from Google scholar that are current from established journals, books etc with less than 15 percent plagiarism. APA style with 12 times roman font. The paper must have an abstract, introduction, and here are the topics:
!.What type of drugs are the elderly most abusing like Alcohol & Prescriptions but not forgetting Meth,(explore the rise of methamphetamine with the elderly) Cociane, and marijuana. 2.Why are the elderly abusing drugs because of mental health problems like depression etc, (look at co-occurring disorders from the DSM 4, 5). 3. Does lost of a love one, and boredom play a role in the elderly abusing alcohol and drugs because they feel forgotten 4. Society focuses on the young generation abusing alcohol and drugs and overlook the elderly abusing alcohol and drugs. 5. What treatment is available like counseling, AA, NA, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities. 6. How many elderly will have substance abuse problems by 2030. (The baby boom generation will all be 65 by 2030 so give some stats with this paper. 7. What effects this will have in the future without substance abuse and mental health treatment on our society What are the long term consequences for the elderly and our society in the USA and abroad.