Suggestions for Further Reading: Treating Drug Use and Prescription Medication Misuse in Older Adults

Aas, C. F., Vold, J. H., Gjestad, R., Skurtveit, S., Lim, A. G., Gjerde, K. V., Løberg, E.-M., Johansson, K. A., & Fadnes, L. T. (2021). Substance use and symptoms of mental health disorders: a prospective cohort of patients with severe substance use disorders in Norway. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 16(1), 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-021-00354-1
Johnson-Jennings, M., Duran, B., Hakes, J., Paffrath, A., & Little, M. (2020). The influence of undertreated chronic pain in a national survey: Prescription medication misuse among American indians, Asian Pacific Islanders, Blacks, Hispanics and whites. SSM – Population Health, 11, 100563. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100563
Khan, S., Heller, D., Latty, L., Cadieux, R., LaSure, M., & Brown, T. (2020). Association between psychotropic drug use and prescription opioid use among older adults. Geriatric Nursing, 41(6), 776–781. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2020.04.017
Khan, S. R., Heller, D. A., Latty, L. L., LaSure, M., & Brown, T. V. (2022). A Retrospective Study of Psychotropic Drug Use and Prescription Opioid Initiation Among Older Adults. Population Health Management, 25(1), 126–133. https://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2021.0129
Kim, E. S., Ryff, C., Hassett, A., Brummett, C., Yeh, C., & Strecher, V. (2020). Sense of Purpose in Life and Likelihood of Future Illicit Drug Use or Prescription Medication Misuse. Psychosomatic Medicine, 82(7), 715–721. https://doi.org/10.1097/PSY.0000000000000842
Mauro, P. M., Samples, H., Klein, K. S., & Martins, S. S. (2020). Discussing Drug Use With Health Care Providers Is Associated With Perceived Need and Receipt of Drug Treatment Among Adults in the United States: We Need to Talk. Medical Care, 58(7), 617–624. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001340
McHugh, K., Peckham, A., Björgvinsson, T., Korte, F., & Beard, C. (2020). Benzodiazepine misuse among adults receiving psychiatric treatment. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 128, 33–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.05.020
Satomi, O., Lin, L., Nelson, J., & Aguka, I. (2020). Misuse of Prescription Pain Relievers, Stimulants, Tranquilizers, and Sedatives Among U.S. Older Adults Aged ≥50 Years. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 59(6), 860–872. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.04.028
Schepis, T. S., Ford, J. A., Wastila, L., & McCabe, S. E. (2020). Opioid-involved prescription drug misuse and poly-prescription drug misuse in U.S. older adults. Aging & Mental Health, 0(0), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2020.1839859
Schepis, T. S., Wastila, L., Ammerman, B., McCabe, V. V., & McCabe, S. E. (2020). Prescription Opioid Misuse Motives in US Older Adults. Pain Medicine, 21(10), 2237–2243. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnz304
Scott, D. M., Petras, H., Kalu, N., Cain, G. E., Johnson, D. B., Sloboda, Z., & Taylor, R. E. (2020). Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment in the Aging Network of Care to Prevent Alcohol, Recreational Drug, and Prescription Medication Misuse. Prevention Science, 21(7), 972–978. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01154-y
Shoff, C., Yang, T.-C., & Shaw, B. (2021). Trends in Opioid Use Disorder Among Older Adults: Analyzing Medicare Data, 2013–2018. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 60(6), 850–855. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2021.01.010
Tiet, Q. Q., & Moos, R. H. (2021). Strong associations among PTSD, pain, and alcohol and drug use disorders in VA primary care patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 223, 108699. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108699