Eye On New York: Baby Boomers And Addiction

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

While only five percent of our nation’s 78 million baby boomers admit to abusing drugs, treatment centers around the country are seeing more older clients than ever before. As a follow-up to Phoenix House’s Chief Clinical Officer Deni Carise’s appearance on CBS 2 News New York, New York Regional Director Traci Donnelly was interviewed about this alarming trend. Here, she explains some of the reasons why older Americans are using drugs later in life—and how they can get help. To watch the full interview, click here.

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