How Baby Boomers Are Killing the Pain and More
How Baby Boomers Are Killing the Pain
When Daniel H. Angres, 66, reads the headlines about the growing numbers of baby boomers addicted to—and overdosing on—prescription pain pills, he’s grateful that he found help for his own pill addiction 33 years ago. “I was sort of a product of the ’60s and ’70s; I kind of did all of the stuff many folks did during those days in terms of pot and alcohol,” Angres recalls. It wasn’t a problem, he says, until his late 20s or early 30s, when chronic pain led him to take painkillers, and he became addicted.