Drug use among older persons a ‘hidden epidemic’, narcotics experts warnLast Updated: Friday, April 16, 2021
(UN News, March 25) Worldwide, drug use among adults over 65 has increased in recently, according to a report from the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).
The drugs of choice for this population fall into three categories: pain relievers, tranquilizers and sedatives.
"At a time when resources are already stretched, people affected by drug use disorders must not be left behind” Cornelis de Joncheere, president of the INCB said in a press release.
“INCB calls on governments to ensure that services for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation continue to be provided," he added. Read more.