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The Elderly Suffer in Silence From Substance Abuse

Article from The Sober World by Joe Considine

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In his article Joe Considine says, "As the boomer generation ages and scientific gains in life-saving drugs continue to develop, seniors frequently look for ‘quick fixes’ for the realities of the aging process – many times using pain control for chronic diseases such as arthritis; symptoms of decreasing mental acuity; or signs of difficulty dealing with anxiety or previously controllable mental instabilities."

This article discusses the addiction crisis among the elderly.

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Addiction, Elderly, opioids, Substance Abuse