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Substance Abuse and Seniors: What All Caregivers Need to Know

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Oct 19, 2016 @ 01:59 PM

There are approximately 2.5 million older adults in the U.S. with alcohol or drug problems, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. Despite its prevalence among seniors, however, substance abuse has been dubbed "an invisible epidemic" by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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