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Drug Abuse Among Seniors is a Rising Problem
by Luella Isaacs
(The Best Years in Life) Illicit drug use in adults age 50 and over is increasing dramatically says a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This includes an alarming incidence of non medical use of prescription drugs among women aged 60 to 64. In part, this increase points to the aging of the baby boomer generation, and reportedly may necessitate the doubling of substance abuse treatment facilities by 2020.
The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), the agency that monitors the medications and illicit drugs in emergency rooms across the nation, reported that the two most common prescription drugs that are abused are benzodiazepines (diazepam, alprazolam, clonazepam, and lorazepam) and opiates (oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and methadone). This abuse ranges from dependence on solely one drug to several combinations.
About the author:
Luella Isaacs is a natural health advocate and author helping people to heal naturally. Her articles appear in several online venues, including Natural News, AlignLife and CureZone. Luella is in the midst of editing her eBook, "The 8 Invisible Stains of Our Souls" which will be available in the next few months. She partners with Tony Isaacs, who authors books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy". Luella is a partner and contributor of The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Luella co-moderates the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs featuring Luella Isaacs" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup" and hosts her own yahoo group focusing on the natural wellbeing of pets.
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