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Senior drug abuse continues to rise

Odyssey House President Dr. Peter Provet and older clients in treatment in our ElderCare program were interviewed by the Associated Press for a national story on the dramatic rise in drug and alcohol abuse among older Americans. Between 1992 and 2008, treatment admissions for adults 50 and older more than doubled in the U.S., a number that is expected to grow as the baby boom generation ages. Click here to read the full article on our website and view the accompanying video below.

Odyssey House opened the ElderCare program in 1997 to specifically treat substance abusers age 55 and over. The first of its kind, the program has helped more than 200 seniors successfully re-integrate into their communities and regain productive, drug-free lives. Visit our website for more information on our ElderCare program.

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