Seniors Seal With ‘Silent’ Substance Abuse

New research shows increasing numbers of seniors and the elderly are far from sober. It’s called a ‘silent addiction.’ By the year 2020, The National Institute on Drug Abuse says the number of seniors with alcohol or other drug problems to leap 150 percent. And the issue goes unnoticed. “We become more isolated to those … Read more

More Teens Taking Ecstasy

According to a new study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) medical emergencies relating to the illegal drug Ecstasy jumped 75% between 2004 and 2008. More than two-thirds of these ER patients were between 18 and 29 years old, but a sizable number, nearly 18 percent, were from 12 to 17, … Read more

National Study Confirms Teen Drug Use Trending in Wrong Direction

Following a decade of steady declines, a new national study released today by The Partnership at and MetLife Foundation indicates that teen drug and alcohol use is headed in the wrong direction, with marked increases in teen use of marijuana and Ecstasy over the past three years. The 22nd annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Study … Read more