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HomeOpiods, Alcohol and Addictive Substances




Following are links provided by Kim Burton of the Mental Health Association of MD at a June 2018 Aging Well event:


●      “Opioids and Older Adults” from the Administration for Community Living, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.  June 2018.

●      “Older Americans Behavioral Health, Issue Brief 2: Alcohol Misuse and Abuse Prevention”, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; and Administration on Aging.  No date.

Mental Health in Later Life; A Guidebook for Older Marylanders and the People Who Care for Them, Mental Health Association of Maryland, revised 2015.  “Substance Use Disorders”, pp. 46-53. For a downloadable version,  To order a print copy, go

American Geriatrics Society, Beers Criteria Medication List – a list of medications that are potentially inappropriate for older individuals.

Disclaimer: Note that in its "Links and Resources" pages, the Village of Takoma Park seeks to share information passed along by presenters at our Aging Well events and gathered from the City and County governments, area non-profits, and friends of the Village.  Please be aware this is not an exhaustive list, nor are we endorsing particular resources.