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...

Opioid Crisis National Emergency Declared by President

National Emergency Declaration Allows Funds For Expanding Treatment | Aug 10, 2017 | Thursday evening, President Trump officially declared a State of Emergency for treating opioid addiction. Declaring a public health emergency makes the opioid epidemic the...