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Substance Abuse Awareness

Victoria Andriets B.Sc Phm. R. Ph, Owner & Pharmacist, Shoppers Drug Mart, King City

Approximately 10% of those age 60 or older abuse alcohol; It is estimated that alcohol-medication interactions may be a factor in about 25% of all emergency room visits.

  • žWhat is substance abuse?
  • žHow do I recognize substance abuse in seniors?
  • žWhy are seniors more at risk for interactions?
  • žHow do alcohol-medication interactions occur?
  • žWhat are common interactions?
  • žHow can a pharmacist help?

Victoria’s presentation was part of the Passport to Wellness for Family Caregivers workshop on October 21, 2012.

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