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Volume 13   •   Number 5  •  May 2016

The Opioid Epidemic and Seniors

When you hear the word “addict” it likely conjures images of ragged, young people hustling for dollars and sticking needles in their arms. While there is some truth to that stereotype, it’s equally true that older adults are now the largest group seeking treatment for prescription opioids and heroin. Researchers affiliated …


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UCLA Healthy Years 2016-05

Editor-in-Chief
Bruce A. Ferrell, MD
UCLA Division of Geriatrics
Executive Editor
JoAnn Milivojevic
Group Director
Jay Roland
Editorial Advisory Board
Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Geffen School of Medicine
UCLA Medical Center

Arash Naeim, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Michelle Eslami, MD
Geriatric Medicine
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

John FitzGerald, MD
Rheumatology
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
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