This article from August of this year remains as pertinent as ever. Young adults are not the only ones at risk from opioid abuse. It can affect the elderly as well. According to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality data showed that in 2005, 467 seniors out of every 100,000 spent time in the hospital due to opioids. In 2015, the rate had increased to 1,505.
Read more from the Associated Press about this pressing issue here: