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Hydrocodone Addiction in the Elderly

Posted on December 11th, 2017

The number of senior citizens with drug addiction is on the rise in the United States, and prescription painkillers, such as hydrocodone and other opioids, play a major role in drug problems among the […]

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Excessive Drinking May Be Missed in Elderly Patients

Posted on October 21st, 2010

Alcohol addiction is a growing problem here in the United States not only in younger people, but also surprisingly in a substantial proportion of older adults. According to a recent study from Brandeis University, one out of ten elderly adults who are on Medicare have reported to drinking alcohol excessively, and this health risk often goes undetected by health providers. Elizabeth Merrick, senior scientist at Brandeis led a study that sheds light onto the abuse of alcohol by the elderly population.

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Drug Use Surges Among Baby Boomers

Posted on October 8th, 2013

Addiction rehab centers across the U.S. are seeing more of an older demographic than your typical troubled teen or young adult: baby boomers. According to a new government study, addiction rates among baby boomers […]

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Baby Boomers Rediscovering Old Addictions

Posted on September 12th, 2012

Each day, nearly 10,000 baby boomers turn fifty years old. With age comes more ailments, more medications, and more medical attention for more people. As boomers visit doctors and emergency rooms, researchers are noticing […]

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