chronic loneliness in the elderly
May 31, 2021

Chronic Loneliness in the Elderly

Chronic loneliness affects at least one in five Americans, and it’s a special concern for the elderly: over 40 percent of senior adults say they feel lonely “on a regular basis.” Complicating the problem, seniors are already more susceptible to health problems such as high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, and...

mixing drugs and alcohol
January 22, 2021

The Hidden Dangers of Mixing Drugs and Alcohol

Mixing Drugs and Alcohol: An Unsafe Decision Having just one drink while taking drugs of any kind, including prescription medications, can have a significant impact on your health. Some mixtures of drugs and alcohol can even have lethal consequences. It is critical to be aware of the hidden dangers of...

August 10, 2020

What Drug is Most Commonly Abused by Older Adults?

Whether it’s problem drinking or the misuse of prescription medication, substance use is a significant problem for older adults – in fact, it is one of the fastest growing health issues in the United States. This pattern of behavior often goes unchecked because people are unlikely to confront older...

May 7, 2020

Older Americans Month and Addiction Treatment

Older and immunocompromised Americans are at the most significant risk of contracting and succumbing to the coronavirus. Seeing as many people in addiction recovery are elderly, many of whom have compromised immune systems from misusing drugs and alcohol, older individuals in the program are at even higher risk.The COVID-19...

February 27, 2020

Older Adults Battling Addiction: Treatment and Recovery

Last week, we covered the topic of young people in the grips of addiction and the options available for those who desire recovery. We shared the benefits of seeking age-specific addiction treatment services as well.This week we’d like to share the fact that many older adults, retirees, or those...

August 1, 2019

Binge Drinking Among Older Americans

Our focus in the field of addiction medicine is most often on young people. Stemming the tide of alcohol and substance use disorder is crucial to preventing men and women from having severe health problems later in life. It is vital to encourage individuals to ask for help when...

February 1, 2019

Older Americans Require Addiction Treatment

Most Americans, by now, are acutely familiar with the addiction epidemic disrupting millions of lives. While heroin and fentanyl remain the focus of many news stories, prescription narcotics are still a significant issue. It has become more difficult to acquire such drugs from doctors, but they are still misused...

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