Surge in Older Adult Drug Abuse

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Surge in Older Adult Drug Abuse Much attention has recently been focused on the rise of prescription drug abuse by those in their later years. Interestingly, the baby boomer generation is playing a big role in this surge as it adds to the trend the use of marijuana. A recent government study indicated that more than 4 million adults over the age of 50 are smoking marijuana and abusing prescription drugs. The study further describes how the rates of abuse among the 50+ age group almost doubled between 2002 and...

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