Binge drinking, marijuana use reached record highs in middle-aged adults

Researchers found that binge drinking, marijuana use and hallucinogen consumption reached record levels among adults between the ages of 35 and 50.

  • Heavy drinking and drug use can cause harm to physical and mental health and that “fat-soluble substances like marijuana, can affect your heart, your cardiovascular system”, according to one addiction specialist.
  • Harry Nelson, a healthcare attorney and author of “The United States of Opioids,” said that the COVID-19 pandemic may have played a role in this upward trend.

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