Alcohol and drug misuse in the nursing home

C. L. Joseph, T. Harvath

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-269
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Mental Health and Aging
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


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