Substance abuse in older adults

The aging of our population is a hot topic as our profession prepares for future health care needs, says Judi Leibrock, Nebraska Licensee Assistance Program (LAP) Coordinator.  This means we have an aging health care professional population, too.


This article, Nursing Standard of Practice Protocol: Substance Abuse in Older Adults, provides helpful information on substance abuse in the older adult.  This may be of benefit to older health care professionals or those who care for them.


The Nebraska Licensee Assistance Program (LAP) provides variety of alcohol/drug abuse and addiction services for Nebraska health services licensees. More information can be found on their Web site at