Treatment centers see big spike in older drug, alcohol addicts; aging boomers cited for rise

Treatment centers see big spike in older drug, alcohol addicts; aging boomers cited for rise
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Substance abuse treatment professionals are dealing with an influx of older addicts and bracing for even more. Federal statistics show more than 231,000 people aged 50 or over sought drug and alcohol treatment in 2008, more than double the 1992 rate.
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Do We Need to Change Addiction Treatment?
In my specialty as an addiction psychiatrist, I have often advocated for residential treatment when unremitting drug and alcohol problems persist because other, less intensive, services have failed. However, that may soon change.
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Treatment Court celebrates another class of graduates
They beat back their addictions to alcohol and drugs, their success capped by a graduation ceremony at Lackawanna College’s Mellow Theater in Scranton on Thursday night.
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