Winter 2020-21

Generations Journal | Volume 44 . Issue 4

About Generations Journal

Generations Journal is the quarterly journal of the American Society on Aging. Each issue is devoted to bringing together the most useful and current knowledge about a specific topic in the field of aging, with emphasis on practice, research, and policy.

Older Adults and Matters of Substance 

Our guest editors

Madeline Naegle
Madeline A. Naegle


Benjamin H. Han
Benjamin H. Han


Substance Use and Abuse Among Older Adults: Reality and Treatment Options

Substance Use Is a Critical Health and Mental Health Issue for Older Adults
By Madeline A. Naegle and Benjamin H. Han

Training Future Leaders to Address Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Older Adults—The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
By Harold Alan Pincus, Kathleen M. Pike, and Brigitta Spaeth-Rublee 

Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults: Overview and Future Directions
By Carlos Blanco and Isabella Lennon

Substance Use: Implications for Health and Well-being

Something to Talk About: Reducing Risk in Alcohol Consumption Using Education and Conversation
By Deborah S. Finnell

Treating Substance Misuse in Older Adults Participating in PACE
By Pamela Z. Cacchione

Can Innovative Technologies Improve Behavioral Health Care for Older Adults?
By Alexis Kuerbis and Silke Behrendt

Why Older Adults Should Quit Tobacco and How They Can
By Lisa U. Nguyen and Timothy C. Chen

Spotlight: Smokeless Tobacco Use in Older South and Southeast Asian Americans
By Benjamin H. Han

Ethical Dilemmas in Counseling Older Adults on Cannabis Use: Less Science, More Quandaries
By Arthur Robin Williams

Help for Primary Care Practitioners in Addressing Older Adult Alcohol and Opioid Use
By Sebastian T. Tong, Elisabeth U. Kato, Mary P. Nix, and Arlene S. Bierman

Spotlight: Caring for Aging Veterans with Alcohol Use Disorder and Multiple Morbidities
By Aaron P. Greenstein, Haley V. Solomon, and Margo C. Funk

Tailoring Treatment and Recovery Programs to Older Adults

SBIRT-Plus: Adding Population Health Innovations to Enhance Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Effectiveness
By Thomas Babor

Barriers Facing Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders in Post–Acute Care Settings
By Rossana Lau-Ng, Hollis Day, and Daniel P. Alford

What Can a Recovery Model for Alaska Natives Teach Us about Substance Use and Older Adults?
By Jordan P. Lewis

Prevalence and Correlates of Methamphetamine Use Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in San Francisco
By Glenn-Milo Santos, Desmond Miller, Jennifer Jain, Akua Gyamerah, Erin Wilson, Willi McFarland, and Henry F. Raymond

How Health Centers Engage Elders with Substance Use Disorder in Treatment
By Margaret Flinter

Spotlight: Caring for Older Adults Post Incarceration
By Benjamin  H. Han