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Addiction in America

Addiction in America

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November 27th 2012:Addiction Isn't One of Life's Last Pleasures: A Look at Aging and Addiction with Dr. Carol Colleran

n this episode, we will look at the growing problem of addiction in the aging population and interview one of the pioneers in the development of treatment in this field. We will be reviewing Dr. Colleran's book , co-written with Debra jay, entitled Aging and Addiction.

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Carol Colleran

Carol Colleran pioneered the development of addiction treatment for older adults.  Beginning as a counselor at the Hazelden Foundation, Carol retired as an Executive Vice President at The Hanley Recovery Center. Carol worked with Pine Grove Behavioral Health, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in developing its new addiction treatment program for older adults, the Pine Grove Legacy program, opened in May of this year, 2012.   Carol served as a member of the Center for Substance Abuse Task Force for Treatment in Aging and Substance Abuse, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Expert Panel for the Older American Substance Abuse and Mental Health Assistance Cen
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