Older But Wiser? –
August 8, 2018 – In the last week, 14 people have died from drug overdoses in Cuyahoga County. While addicts younger in age may come to mind, half of these recent deaths were people age 60 and over … When it comes to who is abusing opioids, the focus is often on one key demographic. “Usually the folks hardest hit by this are people between the ages of 45-50,” said Scott Osiecki, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County. A dramatic shift emerged in this latest surge of fatal overdoses. “Fifty percent of the deaths that we had were for folks over 60,” said Osiecki. The ADAMHS Board is taking notice.