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Friday, August 31, 2018 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Caron Atlanta
1200 Ashwood Parkway Suite 125
Dunwoody, GA 30338

This event is open to the public.
For More Information:
Martha Scarborough 678-543-5713

Addiction is easily misunderstood and misdiagnosed in older adults because symptoms often mimic other disorders and problems related to older age. Additionally, age-related physiological, psychological and social changes make older adults more vulnerable to the detrimental effects of alcohol and illicit drugs. This workshop will identify the challenges of treating addiction in these populations and effective approaches to treatment.

To register or for more information, please contact Martha Scarborough at 480-267-1129 or

About The Presenters
Sharon Matthew

Sharon Matthew is the Clinical Director of the Older Adult Program, a program for mature adults, at Caron Treatment Centers. Sharon has worked at Caron for 21 years. She developed and supervised the Women’s Extended Care program for 15 years, and was a part of developing the Older Adult Program which began in February 2015. Sharon developed the Extended Care Family program and is a co-facilitator of the Chronic Pain group for adult patients. Sharon has a Master’s degree in Counseling psychology, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist. Sharon presents nationally on Addiction Interaction, Effective Treatment for Addicted Older Adults and Caregivers, and Women in Recovery: Healing the Shame.

Additional Information

Learning Objectives:
1. To educate on the fastest growing population requiring drug and alcohol treatment at various levels of care.
2. To understand the treatment components necessary to provide a well-rounded, integrated approach for older adult care.
3. To address the clinical needs necessary to treat the entire family system with particular focus on care giving.

1.5 CORE contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #7812-18)
1.5 CEU credits for LPCs and LCSWs (pending approval)

Co-sponsored by JF&CS Atlanta