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.
Dan and Lyn Casseday
Seventeen years of marriage without children left Dan and Lyn Casseday feeling as if they were missing a key part of their lives. A visit to an adoption picnic introduced them to four brothers in search of a stable home and the attention of loving parents. More than a decade later, the Cassedays relate the extreme highs and extreme lows that followed.