Addiction in the Elderly

Published 26 March 2020, in

According to recent NHS figures, the number of hospital admissions for pensioners with drug-related conditions has increased six fold over the last 10 years. Figures include admissions for addictions to painkillers and benzodiazepines, but also illegal drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin. Elderly charities claim that it is harder for older people to cope…

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