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Old Age and Addiction

Addiction is a habit or a condition in which a person gets involved to take pleasure from it but its continuous act/usage may cause serious health, physical and mental issues. Addiction usually involved ingesting a substance or getting engaged in an activity for pleasure. It has been observed that this problem is more found in the elderly than the youth. There are various reasons due to which addiction is more common in people who usually lie in the older age groups

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The Causes of Addiction In The Elderly

Substance abuse is critically dangerous at any age but when it comes to the elderly the severity of it is even greater. Drug/alcohol abuse among senior citizens over the age of 60 is most under-diagnosed due to many factors and that is what makes it, even more, life threatening. The causes of substance abuse among the elderly include: Retirement Death/Loss of a loved one Chronic illness or memory loss Conflicts in the family Loneliness/depression Lack of mobility Financial strain Insomnia Moving away from hometown etc. Coping with old age itself is

The Danger of Substance Abuse in Older Adults

All people who are victims of substance abuse are prone to physical and mental health issues. And this problem is more severe in people who are over 45 years of age. Their bodies will get weakened and will not be able to defend themselves against such over-indulgence and this will give way to the rapid decline of their health. Alcohol has a major impact on the mental functioning of the seniors and in older people the enzymatic activity in liver

Addiction in Older Adults

Substance addiction and abuse are two of the major problems of today’s world. The increasing speed of lives has a lead way for more dependence on things like drugs and alcohol for people seeking refuge in temporary things for their peace of mind. It is generally a conception that the onset of this addiction is in the teen years when one is immature and incapable of making the right life choices. But in many cases, it is observed that normal,