Retirement and the Hidden Epidemic

The Complex Link Between Aging, Work Disengagement, and Substance Misuse--and what to Do about it

Author: Peter A. Bamberger,Samuel B. Bacharach

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199374120

Category: Psychology

Page: 159

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Evidence from both local and national surveys suggests that substance misuse and abuse among older adults in the United States is a "hidden epidemic" that poses a major threat to the welfare and quality of life of older drinkers and their families, and has significant public health implications. Based on their findings from a 10-year, NIH-funded study of retirement, aging, and substance misuse, Peter Bamberger and Samuel Bacharach examine the complex web of factors contributing to the precipitation and exacerbation of substance problems among older adults. They discuss the individual and public health implications of such problems, as well as some of the evidence-based steps that may be taken to prevent their emergence and help those in need of assistance for policy-makers and health practitioners. This book provides a single-source review of the latest research assessing the magnitude and costs of older-adult substance abuse, as well as detailed analysis of the epidemiology of older-adult substance abuse. The authors provide an analysis of the efficacy of alternative prevention and treatment strategies, and present scientific evidence in a user-friendly format, highlighting extensive interview data to accompany their statistical results. The illustrations offered by these real life cases not only provide a sense of richness and understanding to a complex issue, but also offer a fitting reminder to the reader that this is an issue affecting people we know and families like our own.

A Couple's Guide to Happy Retirement and Aging

15 Keys to Long-Lasting Vitality and Connection

Author: Sara Yogev

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1641700238

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 360

View: 8383


A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement and Aging is the most comprehensive book devoted entirely to individual and couples relationship issues in the later stage of life. Not a treatise on money management, this is a much-needed guide to the psychological aspects of aging and how to make your relationship happy, fruitful, loving, and successful during your retirement years. Written by Dr. Sara Yogev, a psychologist specializing in work and family issues, A Couple's Guide to Happy Retirement and Aging summarizes the latest research findings and draws from actual accounts of couples. This book will help you and your partner: prepare emotionally for the dramatic life changes during retirement years find new purposes to your life beyond work nurture your relationship and strengthen your friendship and love as you age explore sexuality at this stage of life including how you can enjoy each other as much as you did as a younger couple implement strategies to successfully deal with differences around money, time together versus apart, housework, and family relationships The 2018 edition includes new chapters about substance abuse, cohabitation, and the impact of technology on senior couples as well as updates to all previous chapters. It is crucial that couples prepare themselves and their marriages psychologically for their retirement years, which could very well be a quarter of their lives. A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement and Aging shows you how to do that—so that you’ll have the time of your lives.

How to Survive Retirement

Reinventing Yourself for the Life You?ve Always Wanted

Author: Steven D. Price

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1632209969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 2023


You’ve worked hard for the better part of four or five decades, and now you’ve decided it’s time to call it quits. Or your employer or industry regulations may have made that decision for you. What now? Although a life of ease may have been your dream, retirement brings with it a host of questions, problems, and responsibilities that never occurred to you and now may seem insurmountable. How to Survive Retirement will help you plan for most any eventuality during the golden years. The book is divided into four major areas: • Making The Break: The emotions of retirement. • Where Did The Money Go?—Financial considerations • I Don’t Feel So Great—Physical/medical aspects of retirement. • Hey, Look What I Did!—Filling leisure time. Doing nothing may become the hardest thing you’ve ever done. However, thanks to this survival guide, you’ll be able to enjoy the rest of your life.

The Hidden Epidemic

A Situation Assessment of Drug Use in South East and East Asia in the Context of HIV Vulnerability

Author: Gary Reid

Publisher: N.A


Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 159

View: 595



Property Law

Author: Elizabeth Mensch,Alan Freeman

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 3050


This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.