An all-day support program for family caregivers and social service professionals will aim to improve the lives of children whose parents are unable to care for them due to substance use, mental health or other problems.
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Americans ages 50 and older are more likely to seek treatment for alcohol dependence than any other drug addiction, and older men are particularly at risk of problem drinking.
Over 30 professionals from healthcare, counseling or social service providers attended a March 17 round-table discussion on substance use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients over age 50.
Researchers don't know why, but evidence suggests that older women have an easier time quitting smoking than younger people or men in the same age group.
In addition to a parental communication network and a survey on parental attitudes toward underage drinking, the Northshire Community Coalition in Vermont held a forum uniting youth, parents and grandparents to help strengthen the community.
In clinical practice, a personalized report for elderly patients appeared to modestly reduce unhealthy alcohol use.
The United Seniors Association, a conservative organization representing senior citizens, has filed a lawsuit against the tobacco industry seeking to recover more than $60 billion in Medicaid claims arising from tobacco-related illnesses.
Alcohol tends to be the drug of choice for older Americans enrolled in addiction treatment programs, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
More than 40 people age 60 and over have been caught illegally selling prescription painkillers in Kentucky since April 2004, according to a local anti-drug task force.
Senior citizens tended to reduce their drinking when provided educational information about the hazards of alcohol consumption.