Wolf administration highlights resources for older adults struggling with substance use disorder

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A new study found that just over 10,000 United States residents 55 years and older died from an opioid overdose in 2019. Older adults are often more often susceptible to the effects of drugs because it is harder for their body to absorb and break down drugs and alcohol as easily. Five percent of Pennsylvanians aged 65 and over consume two drinks or more every day.
4 months ago·Harrisburg, United States

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Wolf administration highlights resources for older adults struggling with substance use disorder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -- A new study found that just over 10,000 United States residents 55 years and older died from an opioid overdose in 2019. In response to the study, the Pennsylvania Drug and Alcohol Program joined multiple Wolf administration departments to highlight the risk factors plus race and ethnic and disparities. They also pointed to resources for older Pennsylvanians living with substance use disorder. JAMA Open Network complete…

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