VISTAS Substance Abuse

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.

Substance Use Disorder and the Older Offender

Keith Morgen, Tina Maschi, Deborah Viola, and Kristen Zgoba


Limited research covers substance use disorders (SUD) in the older offender (ages 55 years and older). This study (N=334) found limited cognitive coping resources, extensive trauma histories, and limited exposure to SUD/mental health care in-prison for older offenders with SUD in a state prison system.

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