Substance Abuse Feed

Obama administration announces program to curb prescription drug and heroin addiction and deaths

Baby boomers have higher rates of addiction than other age groups. The number of adults 50 and older with substance abuse problems is expected to skyrocket by 2020. So the announcement Wednesday that the Obama administration is launching a program to address prescription drug abuse and the heroin epidemic is... Read more →

Baby boomer bloggers focusing on tablets, shopping, money, death, and insurance

Laura Lee Carter of the Midlife Crisis Queen is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #378. Laura Lee is excited about the amazing fall colors in Southern Colorado, where she and her husband have recently moved. The fall colors are beautiful, too, here in the Seattle area,... Read more →

One in 10 working-age adults die from excessive use of alcohol

Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published Thursday in Preventing Chronic Disease. Excessive alcohol use led to about 88,000 deaths per year from 2006 to 2010, and... Read more →

Prescription drugs, midlife turbulence, marijuana, and aging gracefully are topics for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs

Sara Cornell of Blue Blinds Media is the host for this week’s Best of Boomer Blogs #302. The boomer blog roundup is a collection of like-minded blogs cooperating to share their best stories of interest to the Baby Boomer Generation. As spring finally arrives – as least in the Seattle... Read more →