Drug Abuse in Seniors is on the Rise

Illicit drug use in adults age 50 and over is increasing dramatically says a recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This includes an alarming incidence of non medical use of prescription drugs among women aged 60 to 64. In part, this increase points to the aging of the baby…

Smoking Cessation Drug Makes Smokers Go Postal

Kicking the nicotine habit can involve some mental and emotional stress, but it’s usually taken lightly, even humorously. No one undergoing nicotine withdrawal ever threatened to jump off a tall building or shoot passers-by. But now we find that a popular drug sold as a panacea for people who want to quit smoking can put them over the top…