The Lovett Center is thrilled to welcome Dr. D. John Dyben as our guest speaker for our October CEU Event. Dr. John Dyben serves as the Director of Older Adult Treatment Services at Hanley Center at Origins in West Palm Beach, FL. In this capacity he provides leadership to the flagship program for the treatment of addiction and comordid conditions in older adults. John’s academic background includes degrees in psychology (BS), Conflict (MA), Management (MS), and a Doctor of Health Science, with his doctoral practicum having focused on the dynamics, epidemiology, and treatment of substance abuse and addiction in older adults. Dr. Dyben is an ordained paster, clinically trained chaplain, and board certified as both an Addictions Professional and a Mental Health Professional in the State of Florida. He is also an adjunct professor at Palm Beach State College.
The Silver Tsunami: Substance Abuse in an Aging Population
Join us for our October CEU Event with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at The Lovett Center on October 20, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:30pm.
The demographic makeup of the US is changing with a shift towards a growing elderly population. With Baby Boomers moving into retirement, trends in substance abuse and addiction amongst older adults is increasing at alarming rates. Physical and mental health related comorbidities are common in this population and often contribute to confusion of the clinical presentation. This workshop will explore the unique issues of substance abuse and treatment as it relates to older adults. We will explore trends in aging, the unique effects of drugs (illicit, prescription, and alcohol) on the aging body, related comorbidities, and specific treatment needs of older adults who require clinical or medical intervention for any type of substance abuse or addiction.