elderly substance abuse

Elderly Addicts: Substance Abuse Among Seniors Growing

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Abuse of prescription drugs among the senior population is one of the fastest -growing health concerns in the US. Older adults also have been found to suffer from alcoholism at rapidly increasing rates. Yet despite the rapidity with which the number of senior men and women suffering from these disorders climbs, the issue remains overlooked by the vast […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring

Prescription Drug Monitoring Databases: Are They Helping?

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It seems that in each decade, a new drug emerges—or perhaps an old drugs returns—to ravage the nation as a scourge to our society. Individuals from all over the demographic spectrum can fall prey to the seduction of substance abuse, whether it be due to the allure of alcohol, heroin, prescription pills, or something else. […]