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Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

By Joy Stephenson-Laws April 14, 2022

If you’d like to see upfront-and-personal the face of the fastest-growing group of people at risk for opioid addiction and abuse, look in your bathroom mirror. While it may be comforting to believe that drug addiction affects mostly people…

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Has Your Retail Therapy Become a Shopping Addiction

By Lori Butler December 29, 2021

In her early 40s, Mary divorced her multi-millionaire husband who had been successful building a mortgage industry empire across 22 states. Her alimony of $15,000 plus $8,000 a month in child support, a fortune for some, had been barely enough…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered – How Women Over 60 Are at Highest Risk for Prescription Drug Addiction

By Lori Butler August 27, 2021

Sally was noticing changes in her 73-year-old mother in-law Emily. As Sally became Emily’s primary caregiver, she noticed Emily seemed a great deal anxious most of the time. She’d also become more withdrawn. And, because Sally often ran errands for Emily…

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Online Video Gaming for Seniors – A Game Changer or an Addiction Gateway?

By Lori Butler June 14, 2021

I have raised 3 children from Generation Y, including one who is a stereotypical millennial guy sitting on the couch in his apartment playing the video game World of Warcraft into the wee hours of the morning. It seems to have the makings of an addiction…

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Senior with a Sex Addiction? What You Should Know

By Lori Butler April 10, 2021

It’s not so shocking to realize that there are women approaching or in their senior years who struggle with sex addiction. Take the true-life drama of former Real Housewives of New Jersey reality TV star, Danielle Staub, as just one well known example…

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Facing Alcohol Addiction After 60

By Lori Butler January 28, 2021

In her late 70s, Becky, felt out of place during the Covid-19 crisis. She was finally coming to grips with her alcohol addiction. The problem was exacerbated by her use of prescribed medications – medications she needed to navigate aging…

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The Rise in Addiction Amongst Seniors During the Pandemic

By Emily White November 01, 2020

For months now social distancing, sheltering in place and my personal post-it checklist of Covid Rules To Live By continues to challenge every aspect of what feels like a somewhat surreal sanitary existence (for this author, at least).  Of far greater significance than my current state of mind is the condition influencing almost everyone on […]

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Smartphone Addiction – Six Practical Tips for Less Screen Time

By Judi Jacobs February 13, 2020

The beginning of the year is a ripe time to take stock of behaviors we want to change in our life. These days, many people are using their phones to a level that arguably rises to unhealthy…

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From Puffy Eyes to the Public Eye: Jamie Lee Curtis’ Journey from Addiction to Recovery

By Sixty and Me December 13, 2019

Her story will resonate with any woman who’s been found wanting by an impossible beauty standard. And if this ad from the July, 1939 issue of Glamour magazine is any indication, we’ve been found wanting for a long…

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Is Your Technology Addiction Stopping You from Finding Happiness in Life After 60

By Margaret Manning August 11, 2017

How many times a day do you check your phone? Ten times? Fifty? In today’s “always on” world, we are constantly bombarded by sounds and sights; many of which come from the devices that we choose to carry. Read More