Growing Number Of Older Adults Coping With Substance Abuse.

The New York Times (10/4, Ellin, Subscription Publication) reported that a study published in the journal “Addiction” found that 2.8 million older adults in the US “meet the criteria for alcohol abuse, and this number is expected to reach 5.7 million by 2020.” According to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2008. “231,200 people over 50 sought treatment for substance abuse, up from 102,700 in 1992.”

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— “More Older Adults Are Struggling With Substance Abuse,” Abby Ellin, New York Times, October 3, 2014.

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