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.