Video – The Changing Age of Addiction & Developmental Considerations

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If you’ve worked in addiction treatment for any length of time, you’ll recognize that our average client has changed recently. Older alcoholics who’ve often lived through significant life experiences both prior to and during addiction are being replaced by younger opioid addicts with drastically different backgrounds. The implications of this change are important to consider.

 

Toby Lineaweaver (MA, LMHC, Senior Clinician and Community Liaison) provides thoughts.