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.

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

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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.

Alcohol and Aging

Clinical and Public Health Perspectives

Author: Alexis Kuerbis,Alison.A. Moore,Paul Sacco,Faika Zanjani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331947233X

Category: Medical

Page: 283

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This book provides a current perspective on alcohol and aging to better understand the trends, costs, benefits, and clinical and community evidenced-based strategies. This book embraces not only the physical, cognitive, psychological, and social health benefits of moderate drinking in the elderly, it also delves into the risks of excessive drinking, including physical and psychiatric morbidity, neurodegeneration, medication complications, and accidents and injuries, and loss of independence. Written by experts in the field, this book is the only current text that includes the most current scientific, research, empirical, and practice information alongside a comprehensive review of the status of the field that will help guide alcohol use management and stimulate future research. Alcohol and Aging is the ultimate resource for all researchers, educators, clinicians, and professionals working with older adults who drink.

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

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Divorce and Love

America’s Hidden Epidemic

Author: Lucy Appah

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1514404915

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 54

View: 3884


Children from broken homes are liable to jeopardize their lives and are sometimes unable to live life to its maximum due to the incapacity to resolve differences experienced in their childhood. Many times it is because the parents, suffering from their own woes, did not have the time or resources to be a good parent for their child preventing dialogue and understanding of the situation. It worsens when the child does not have anyone to share their experiences with; this is especially true for younger children. Statistically, large numbers of those incarcerated and in mental institutions come from a divorced family or unhappy home. To understand and realize the consequences of these families can be brought to the forefront through a new story reading “local mother lost a child due to act of violence.” As the sobbing mother gives eulogy to her child’s grace, we saunter in our living rooms and wonder “what went wrong? How could this tragedy have been avoided? Why did this happen in the first place?” We are killing our children from our failures to build full and loving relationships. We do this by failing to take time to mate rather than falling in lust or infatuation with someone we met around the way. We are killing our children slowly but surely and there has not been an objective solution to this human epidemic; and there is. It is important for us to take time and evaluate our needs and the needs and desires that we require to be fulfilled by our partner. It is important to get to know your significant other from minutia items such as do they like smooth or crunchy peanut butter, to their religious views, how they plan to parent our future children and of course financial literacy and retirement planning.

Financial Security Issues Facing Older Americans

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, on Considering the Financial Security and Health Security of America's Senior Citizens, November 15, 2011

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection

Publisher: N.A


Category: Consumer protection

Page: 24

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