Among America’s Oldest, Opioid Overdoses Are On the Rise

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

overdose text on chalkboard(City Limits, January 22) In the United States, drugs overdoses in adults between the ages of 55-64 years old have skyrocketed since 1999, according to data from the Center for Disease Control.

Unfortunately, experts project that the number of older adults with substance abuse disorder will double from 2002-2020, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Read more. 

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