As the world grows older, drug use among people over 65 years of age has also grown. In order to successfully address drug use by older people, we must first acknowledge that use has no age limits.

In the recent “Hidden epidemic of drug use among older people highlighted by International Narcotics Control Board's Annual Report”, Mr Cornelis P. de Joncheere mentioned that the pandemic has caused great harm to the health and the well-being of older people. However, there is also a hidden epidemic of drug use affecting this population group. Drug use and drug-related deaths among older people have been on the rise, as has the number of older people in treatment for drug use problems.

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