Opioid Addiction Older Adults – Not Just ‘Old Age’

Senior Adult Opioid Addiction Misdiagnosed as ‘Old Age’ The President’s Commission on the Opioid Crisis reports that only 10 percent of the 21 million people with substance abuse disorders receive any kind of treatment for addiction. Why are so few...

2018 Opioid Addiction Older Adults

Older Adult Opioid Use In the past 20 years, the rate of hospitalization among seniors related to opioid overuse has quintupled. Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving...

Gratitude – The Key to Inner Peace and Happiness

Thanksgiving Gratitude | Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Marcus Tullius Cicero | Gratitude Can be Difficult When individuals are at a low point in their emotional lives and physical circumstances – the idea of...

Happy Veterans Day 2017 – Thanks for Service!

Thanks to All Who Have Served! National Veterans and Military Families Month – November 2017 For 98 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on 11 November – first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954 as Veterans Day. In this 99th...

Senior and Older Adult Substance Use Disorders

Mental Illnesses and SUD’s Under-treated | According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) report – mental illness and substance abuse disorders are...