Navigation Links
Drug Addicts In US Expected To Double By 2020

Drug addiction is becoming a significant public health probelm in the U.S. A U.S. government survey has estimated that the number of individuals with drug addiction// problems will double to approximately 5 million, by the end of 2020.

Nearly 2.5 million Americans have been said to have encountrered substance abuse problems in 1999. The increasing inclination of elders to take drugs for sleep disorders, pain, anxiety and depression can be partly blamed for the present trend, and an increased tendency leading to substance abuse in the future.

'There is a huge concern that what we're going to be seeing is a tidal wave of seriously affected substance abusers in later life,' said Frederic Blow, associate professor at the University of Michigan Medical School.

The medical and emotional problems associated with advancing age is another factor. Death of friends, relatives, isolation or other similar factors can lead to substance abuse in individuals over 50 years of age. Alcohol, painkillers and anti-anxiety pills rank first, second and third when it comes to substance abuse.

Nearly 32,556 of the 495,859 emergency hospital visits in the US involved people between 55 and 64 years of age according to 2004 statistics. with respect to those above 65 years, this figure rose to 31,203, representing that drug addiction is indeed becoming a growing problem in the U.S., specifically among the aged.


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Brain of Cocaine Addicts Smaller In Size
2. AIDS Threat Aggravated Due To Sale of Blood by Drug Addicts in Cambodia
3. More Drug Addicts In Scotland Seek Treatment
4. Drug Addicts To Prove ‘Child-Caring Capabilities’ By Clearing Drug Tess
5. Wider Addictive Choices – Now, Tanned Addicts
6. Adolescent Drinkers Turned Addicts Cause the Exchequer More
7. Heroin Addicts Chained For Cure
8. Over 10,000 Drug Addicts In Meerut: Survey
9. Needles Given To Drug Addicts Go Missing In Scotland
10. Adolescent Drug Users Turn Compulsive Addicts
11. Only Half of Addicts in American Families Seek Help
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 ... ... is using cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for ... Many are aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A ... 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the ... history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is ... a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the ... one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents ... the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and ... highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016  In a startling report released today, National ... by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... of how states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded ... – Kentucky , New Mexico ... . Of the 28 failing states, three – Michigan ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... their offering. The current ... environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing population creates ... drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The introduction of ... but development is still in its infancy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: