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Older Americans are addicted to drugs and will need their own treatment place and interventions

Older Americans are addicted to drugsThere was an article that caught my eye today in the USAToday, link below. Anyone working in the addiction field for a while will be able to relate to their stories. Their “drug of choice” is supplied by MDs and they are in great need of their own treatment space and targeted interventions. Can your current treatment services best serve an 81 year-old along side an 18 year old?

The time is coming when we will have to address the issues related to this problem. If we are having a hard time coming up with and implementing best practices for our current client population, it will become even more challenging when our elders seek addiction treatment.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/20/seniors-addiction-prescription-drugs-painkillers/9277489/

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