Concerns Grow Over Drug Abuse Among Older Adults

Studies have shown an increase of 5.1 percent in marijuana use by adults ages 55 to 59 from 2002 to 2008.

Tri-County’s older adult care services work with patients 65 and older and are expecting increases in the drug’s use by the aging baby boomer population. Older adults have cited using the drug for medicinal purposes to relieve pain in addition to those using it recreationally.