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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:25 am

Older people historically are less prone to addiction than younger people, but the problem is growing, a University of Arizona psychiatry professor said Friday.

   Dr. Ole J. Thienhaus, a professor in the UA College of Medicine, spoke about substance abuse at the Behavioral Health and Older Adults Conference on Friday in Tucson.

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