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America’s Aging Drug Habit

Baby boomers are the driving force behind a rise in illicit drug use among Americans between the ages of 50 and 64, according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of about 67,500 people nationwide. Among respondents aged 50 to 54, those reporting using illegal drugs during the 30 days prior to the survey more than doubled in the past decade from 3.4 percent in 2002 to 7.2 percent in 2012. Among those […]