Demographic shifts may be linked to substance abuse cases

09/12/2010 | USA Today

The rate of old adults who received treatment for substance abuse-related cases rose from 102,700 in 1992 to 231,170 in 2008, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Demographic changes including rising rates of unemployment, homelessness and non-marriage may have influenced the increase in substance abuse cases, the agency said.

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