Navigation Links
Baby Boomers Still Doing Drugs as Seniors
Date:1/8/2010

Need for substance abuse treatment could double by 2020, report shows

FRIDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 5 percent of aging Baby Boomers in the United States are abusing drugs, a new government report shows.

That's about 4.3 million adults over the age of 50 who are smoking marijuana, abusing prescription medication and engaging in other illicit drug activity -- a number that far exceeds that of their parents' generation.

"This is becoming more and more apparent in practice," said Dr. Ihsan M. Salloum, chief of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Treatment and Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. "You have both prescription drugs being used that people can become addicted to and also people who have had a pattern of use from before."

The driving force behind the trend, said Peter Delany, director of the Office of Applied Studies at the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is people who used drugs when they were younger and never really stopped.

This is, after all, the era of the Rolling Stones as senior citizens.

The projected increase in the number of older drug abusers is expected to double the demand for treatment services by 2020, the report stated.

The report, based on data collected during 2006-08 from almost 20,000 U.S. adults born between 1946 and 1964, found that more men are smoking marijuana than are abusing prescription drugs (4.2 percent vs. 2.3 percent). About the same proportion of women engage in both behaviors (hovering near 2 percent).

Many more men aged 50 to 54 acknowledged using marijuana in the previous year than women (8.5 percent vs. 3.9 percent).

Pot smoking was more prevalent among the younger end of the spectrum (those aged 50 to 59), while prescription drug abuse was more common in the older age bracket (aged 65 and up).

Less than 1 percent of older adults
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Aging Expert's New Book Helps Boomers Address Challenges of Caregiving
2. Baby Boomers May Prove More Disabled Than Their Elders
3. Exercise Tips to Keep Boomers on Their Feet
4. Boomers: Tips on How to Exercise Safely
5. Thomson Reuters Study Finds Baby Boomers and Generation X Face Healthcare Cost Hurdles
6. Online Store Offers Affordable Digital Hearing Aids For Baby Boomers
7. Boomers Embrace Brain Fitness Craze
8. PRELEX is the Answer for Baby Boomers Vision Needs
9. Aging Baby Boomers May Swamp Cardiac Care
10. The New Crystalens HD Gives Many Baby Boomers and Seniors an Opportunity to See Clearly at All Distances while Reducing or Eliminating the Need for Glasses
11. He Said, She Said: Boomers Rate Their Spouses Health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... , ... September 01, 2015 , ... Dr. Trace Curry ... JourneyLite of Cincinnati. In the last month the FDA has approved two intra-gastric ... ™. These procedures represent the first incisionless, reversible, weight loss procedures available to ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... The integration of Practice Perfect ... Practice Perfect to FOTO enabling cost and time savings, reducing errors and omissions, ... President of Practice Perfect, stated "FOTO is a natural extension of Practice Perfect, ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Anthony J. Tantillo, Esq., Attorney from William Mattar Law ... year in a row. Through nomination, research and strategic evaluation processes, Tantillo continues ... Falls, New York, Tantillo is a Buffalo State College graduate of 1998. Tantillo ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... MediNatura™, the ... educational workshop for physician assistants (PAs) practicing in orthopedics. The workshop, titled “Treatment ... held by Dr. Erick Salado, an orthopedic surgeon at South Florida Bone and ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... The ... Systems, has become a leader in podiatric, surgical and wound care ... Superwounds Conferences place top national speakers at the podium and across the table ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Trace Curry Performs First ORBERA™ Intra-gastric Balloon in Ohio at JourneyLite, a New Incisionless Option For The Treatment of Obesity 2Health News:FOTO Announces New Integration Partnership with Practice Perfect 2Health News:New Hope for Patients Seeking Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain 2Health News:New Hope for Patients Seeking Treatment of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain 3Health News:PRESENT e-Learning Systems Announces their 2016 Podiatry and Wound Care Medical Education Conference Schedule 2
... to the new study it was found that alcoholics who ... prone to commit suicide. This shows the great// impact of ... show that up to 40 % of patients who seek ... 10 times greater than suicide attempts among the general population. ...
... the study conducted by Jennifer D. Thomas, associate ... it was found that alcohol exposure results// in ... fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) later in their ... alterations such as altered sleeping,eating patterns, attention deficits, ...
... called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) has been resolved following ... disease. It is this gene that triggers the formation ... individuals are believed to be afflicted with the disease, ... ligaments, tendons, and plates of bones are imprisoned in ...
... the scientist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center described ... taste by humans. Veronica Galindo-Cuspinera, PhD noted that when ... to taste sweet. Then the researcher found that taste ... are rinsed from the mouth with water, resulting in ...
... as it is commonly called, is a tropical disease that ... soon be able to put an end to this deadly ... vaccine that would protect humans and animals. ,The ... and Brazil. The spleen is the organ to be ...
... latest figures compiled by National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), using ... that an estimated// 5.21 million adults in India are living ... infected by HIV/AIDS in India has increased. ,Previously, ... 5.13 million people infected by the deadly virus. It is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Alcohol Intake During Pregnancy Is Bad For The Baby’s Hear 2Health News:Rare Bone Disease Traced To Faulty FOP Gene 2Health News:Understanding how humans detect sweet taste 2Health News:Researchers Hopeful About Vaccine For Leishmaniasis 2Health News:HIV/AIDS On The Rise In India 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015 Pepperl+Fuchs, a world ... MACTek Corporation, a leading provider of HART protocol ... to further extend its integrated solutions offerings and ... "We are pleased to add the ... said Jim Bolin , Pepperl+Fuchs, executive vice ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... 2015 Thousands of people will peacefully demonstrate ... opioid addiction epidemic at dozens of rallies across the ... the United States has experienced ... opioids and heroin, yet the President has never once ... letter to President Obama , rally organizers compared ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , August 31, 2015 ... that the global cardiovascular monitoring and diagnostic devices ... is predicted to reach a value of approximately ... of 9.7% between 2013 and 2019. The title ... Devices Market (ECG, Holter Monitors, Event Monitors, Cardiovascular ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Obama Administration's Neglect of Opioid Crisis Prompts Rallies in Many States 2Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 2Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 3Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 4Cardiovascular Monitoring and Diagnostic Devices Market to Reach US$7.0 Billion in 2019 Owing to Global Rise in Diabetes and Obesity: Transparency Market Research 5
... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 12 As more and more ... spinal surgery techniques, the negatives of the spinal fusion market ... five years, the industry expects to see a steady inflow ... in the market. (Logo:   http://www.medicaldevices.frost.com ), ...
... Nev., Aug. 13 PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: ... and the PDL BioPharma logo are considered trademarks of ... This press release contains forward-looking statements. Each ... results may differ materially from those, express or implied, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Frost & Sullivan: Innovative Products and Technologies Strengthen U.S. Spinal Surgery Market 2PDL BioPharma Receives Letter from Genentech Relating to European Patents 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: