The next big thing: substance abuse among agingbaby boomers

Arbore, Patrick
May 2012
Aging Today;May/Jun2012, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p8
The article discusses substance abuse among older adults in the U.S. It reflects surveys done by various organizations reflecting substance abuse. It states that psychological problems and physiological issues are all associated with illicit drug use. It questions if there is any program to address the needs of older adults and mentions that LGBT elders and older culturally diverse individuals are less addresses. It also mentions certain ways in which this problem can be handled. INSET: Resources for Help with Substance Abuse.


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