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Tips for Avoiding Incidental Drug Abuse in Seniors

By: 
Dana Larsen

The amount of drugs prescribed in the United States is quickly rising. With this trend comes an increase in the occurrence of prescription drug abuse and misuse, especially among the aging population.

We might not typically associate substance abuse with seniors, but some estimates show that 12-15% of older Americans abuse prescription drugs. Here are some things to look for and ways to help you or your loved one stay organized to prevent the misuse of medications.

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