Retirement Woes: Substance Abuse Among Elderly on the Rise

The study found that an estimated 10 to 17 percent of Americans aged 65 and older misuse alcohol. Retirement plays an important factor for them to indulge in substance and alcohol abuse as this phase of life brings loss of structure, identity and peer networks. Other factors like aging bodies, thought rigidness, inability to cope … Continue reading

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