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Drug abuse by elders often a hidden problem

One in a series of occasional articles about opiate abuse and its consequences.

SCITUATE — At the Catherine McGowan Senior Center, Florence Choate, director of Scituate’s Council on Aging, offers a variety of programs for seniors, but she rarely talks with them about addiction to prescription narcotics.

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