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Prescription and illicit drug abuse is timely new topic on NIHSeniorHealth.gov

June 6, 2012   // 0 Comments

Information on worrisome trend among older adults; tips on prevention, treatment Data from national surveys reveal a disturbing trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs—including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs—more than doubled from 2002 to 2010, going from 907,000 to 2,375,000, or from 2.7 to 5.8 percent in this population. Among tho...

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