Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:33
Some Boomers doing drugs like its 1969.
About five percent of Baby Boomers--or about 4.3 million adults over age 50--are abusing drugs, says a report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration which examined the drug habits of almost 20,000 American adults born between 1946 and 1964. Younger Boomers, about 50 to 59, were more likely to smoke marijuana than those aged 65 and up, who were more likely to abuse prescription drugs. Harder drugs like crystal meth and cocaine are not an issue for this demographic, but medical experts warn that due to their age, these seniors may experience acute health issues as a result of their drug use. Social worker James Huysman, PsyD, LCSW, CAP says that the country is facing a "Silver Tsunami."
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