Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"Medication Generation": Elderly Opiate Abuse on the Rise!

(A Review by Chris Newcomb of the U.S.A. Today article featured on 5/21/14)

As you may know, our blog exists to educate and eradicate the scourge of addiction in the U.S. and around the world.  We try to bring you thought-provoking articles about addiction as a disease as well as content that encourages behavioral change for those who suffer or who knows someone who suffers.  

From time to time, we will feature an article that we think is especially helpful to our readership. Today is one of those days!  I'd like to draw your attention to an article that is featured in U.S.A. Today for Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  It discusses the growing epidemic of seniors becoming hooked on prescription drugs.  Consider this statistic mentioned in the article which states, "According to data collected from IMS Health, which tracks drug dispensing for the government, the 55 million opioid prescriptions written last year for people 65 and over marked a 20% increase over five years — nearly double the growth rate of the senior population. The number of benzodiazepine prescriptions climbed 12% over that period, to 28.4 million."  This is very alarming information.  Please take a moment to read the article.  It is entitled "Seniors and Prescription Drugs: As Misuse Rises, So Does The Toll".  Also, please feel free to forward this article to anyone you know that might benefit from it!

At the Coleman Institute, our desire is to help people get clean and stay clean from addiction to alcohol, opiates, benzos, Methadone, and Suboxone.  If you or someone you love is in need of detox, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1.877.773.3869 today.   

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