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Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cape Cod Community College - Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668

This event is open to the public.
For More Information:
Trudy Avery 617-895-9656 tavery@caron.org

Addiction in older adults is one of America's fastest growing health issues. Today, 2.5 million older adults have an alcohol or drug problem. Widowers over the age of 75 have the highest rate of alcoholism in the U.S., and older adults are hospitalized as often for alcohol-related problems as they are for heart attacks. Nevertheless, addiction in older adults can be difficult to detect, as warning signs mimic insomnia, forgetfulness and other common age-related health issues.


There is no cost to attend this presentation.

About The Presenters
Marty Ferrero
Marty Ferrero

Marty Ferrero, MA, CCS, LADC, ICCADC, CMAT, Senior Clinical Director, has been in the field of addiction treatment since 1996. He joined the Caron family in early 2010 and has overseen several of the adult programs across the Pennsylvania campus. His clinical and treatment expertise includes a variety of areas such as treating the older adult population and professionals; the integration of spirituality and evidence-based behavioral health practices; mindfulness and recovery; and motivational interviewing and twelve step facilitation.

Sharon Matthew

Sharon Matthew, MA, LPC, ACRPS, CCS, CSAT, CMAT 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 2015. Sharon developed the Extended Care Family Program and is a co-facilitator of the Chronic Pain group for adult patients.