Get high everybody get high
Baby boomers still getting high, agency says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Baby boomers, now well into middle age, are still turning on to illegal drugs, doubling the rates of illicit drug use for the older generation, according to U.S. government statistics released on Wednesday.
The rates of people aged 50 to 59 who admit to using illicit drugs in the past year nearly doubled from 5.1 percent in 2002 to 9.4 percent in 2007 while rates among all other age groups are the same or decreasing, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported.
“These findings show that many in the Woodstock generation continue to use illicit drugs as they age,” SAMHSA Acting Administrator Eric Broderick said in a statement.
“This continued use poses medical risks to these individuals and is likely to put further strains on the nation’s health care system – highlighting the value of preventing drug use from ever starting.”</em>
Really? You think that’s what the data says? Huh. I take to mean that perhaps the majority of illegal drug use by middle aged people- which is pot- proves that all your bluster about health risks have been forever a lie.