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Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

Drug and alcohol abuse is often thought of as a problem among teens and young adults, but experts say that alcoholism and drug abuse have reached epidemic proportions among older adults. And, as the "Baby Boomer" generation starts to reach retirement age, addiction and recovery experts are bracing for a dramatic increase in the number of elder addicts.

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Dr. Lawrence Schonfeld - of the Florida Mental Health Institute at USF
Juan Harris - Program Manager for Older Adult Recovery at Hanley Center
"Bill C." - an older adult who is a recovering alcoholic

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