Detecting Addiction Problems in Elderly Patients

The symptoms of drug and alcohol addiction can be difficult to notice in elderly patients. Lifestyle changes and emotional challenges can contribute to their susceptibility to chemical dependence and can make detection and treatment challenging to accomplish. Addiction Risks for the Elderly The following life changes place elderly patients at risk for addiction: Chronic pain … Read more

Dangers of Prescription Drug Addiction

When prescription drugs are used excessively, for longer than directed or for nonmedical use, prescription drug addiction can take hold. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 48 million Americans across the country have engaged in prescription drug abuse at some point in their lives. Among those most vulnerable to prescription drug addiction … Read more

Prescription Drug Addiction Symptoms

Prescription drug addiction has come to light as one of the most dangerous and pervasive forms of drug addiction in the nation. In fact, in 2009, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 16 million Americans have engaged in prescription drug abuse, with drugs of choice ranging from analgesics and … Read more