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Are Our Senior Citizens Hooked on Drugs?

Thursday, December 2, 2010,
Categories: Older Adults

Do you know what the fastest-growing U.S. population is? Here’s a hint: This population is expected to double in the next 20 years. If your answer was adults older than 65 years old, you were correct. What age group do you think uses more psychoactive medications than any other group? That’s right, our seniors, and that’s possibly your Grandma or Grandpa, or even your Mom or Dad who take prescription medication on a daily basis.

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F.I.T. PROGRAMS – Fundamental Individual Treatment

Thursday, December 10, 2009,

I went to an addiction conference the other day given by a national expert. He said his addiction program can’t help all patients and has had to turn away many patients and refer them to other treatment centers, saying; “That patient doesn’t fit my program!” This sentiment was shared again and again by different noted experts in the profession of substance abuse and addiction.

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