Drug Use Booming Among Baby Boomers

The old folks are showing the kids these days how it's done. That is, people over 50 are turning to drugs more so than their kids and grandkids.

Drug use among people aged 50 to 64 has “doubled” over the past decade, according to the U.S. government.

Of the 23.9 million Americans who are current drug users, 7.2 percent of people between 50 and 64 years old reported using illicit drugs — which is still less than the nearly 10 percent of “children and teenagers” who use illegal drugs, according to an annual survey of drug use.

The most-popular drug is, of course: good old marijuana, with almost 19 million American tokers from sea to shining sea.

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