Are the Baby Boomers to Blame?

Okay, here we are the baby boomers (let’s call ourselves the “BB’s”), as we are not so much babies any more – we range in age from 49 to 67… and yes, that includes me. We, the BB’s, according to the data, use significant amounts of illicit substances – and no I don’t mean just “pot” which is a whole other topic. Drug abuse is surging among BB’s – for adults aged 50 to 54, use of illicit substances more than doubled from 3.4 percent in 2002 to 7.2 percent in 2012. For those aged 55 to 59, it’s at about 6.6 percent. And what is the most commonly abused drug in the over 50 age group – not weed but a combination of opiates (codeine, oxycodone, other pain pills), and benzodiazepines (valium, ativan, other tranquilizers) with alcohol. …

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