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Geriatric Topic: Addiction & Substance Abuse: Overview

Addiction is a disease. People are more than their disease.

Films on Demand (FVTC Access)

The Reward Circuit: How the Brain Responds to Natural Rewards and Drugs

Older Persons' Health

  • Percent of noninstitutionalized persons aged 65 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 8.2%
  • Percent of noninstitutionalized persons with obesity (2013-2016)
    • Men aged 65-74: 40.2%
    • Men aged 75 and over: 28.0%
    • Women aged 65-74: 43.5%
    • Women aged 75 and over: 32.7%
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