Nearly one in ten baby boomers still use drugs

9.4 percent of Americans between the ages of 50 to 59 used illegal drugs within the past year, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The rate of drug use by this age bracket nearly double from the previous 5.1 percent of people using illegal drugs.

Source:  Associated Press, “Some baby boomers still getting high, report says,” Yahoo News, August 19, 2009.