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...

September 22, 2017

Alcohol Use Disorder On The Rise With Older Adults

Opioid use disorder among older adults continues to be a great cause of concern in the United States. We recently covered new findings showing that while opioid misuse among young people has been declining, it’s been increasing among older Americans. The study dictates that greater emphasis needs to be...

August 4, 2017

Opioid Misuse Among Older Adults

Earlier this summer we wrote about an alarming trend of overdose deaths involving older Americans. Overdose is quite common among opioid users, but people over the age of 50 are far more likely to be on several other medications. Compared to younger adults, that is. The mixture of opioids...

June 13, 2017

Opioid Addiction Among Older Americans

The “golden years” of one’s life ideally would be typified by spending time with grandchildren and spending time on the links. After all, you have earned it after decades working towards a comfortable retirement. Unfortunately, older Americans are often set back by chronic pain, the lingering symptoms of an...

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