This thesis compared the perceptions of older adult recovering substance abusers with the perceptions of alcohol and drug treatment providers on what each sample believed would be the most appropriate delivery methods and locations for alcohol and drug treatment services to individuals 50 years of age and older. Sixty participants, 30 subjects from each sample group, completed a questionnaire created by the researcher. Results showed there were no significant differences in perceptions of older adult substance abusers and drug treatment providers about the most appropriate treatment methods and locations for treatment. Additional findings included suggestions from participants about ways to improve current treatment modalities and locations. Results suggested the need for provider education on age-specific issues faced by the older adult addict.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Gerontology, Aging, Health care management|
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