Older people are less likely to abuse substances, except perhaps prescription psychoactive medications. However, aging bodies are more susceptible to the effects of alcohol and other drugs. Very few treatment programs or public health initiatives are directed at older populations, but the evidence suggests that elders benefit just as much as—if not more than—younger people from treatment programs.
A Generation At Risk: Applying Prevention Concepts to the Elderly
Series: Prevention Tactics Vol. 5, Iss. 1