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Elderly Substance Abuse: Explosion on the Horizon – Really!


David York Agency, Ltd.


It’s something that we never associate with the elderly, but it does, in fact, exist ---- substance abuse. According to the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), this “hidden national epidemic is diagnosed in only 37% of those age 60+ suffering from addiction. Many organizations have new guidelines for doctors and health professionals to screen every patient for alcohol and drug abuse.

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