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Seniors and Substance Abuse

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Jan 19, 2017 3:45:00 PM

Drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a rapidly growing health problem in the United States. Addiction among seniors 65 and older is often underestimated and underdiagnosed, which can prevent them from getting the help they need. Drug or alcohol abuse among older adults is particularly alarming because seniors are more susceptible to the deteriorating effects of these substances.

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Topics: CCM, Substance Abuse, Drug Abuse, Alcholism

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