"It tore my life apart, it ruined my life."
Jerry Fay is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic.
He says, like many baby boomers, when he was younger he got into drugs.
"I turned to pot and hash, eventually some coke," he said.
He says when he got a little older he traded in the party scene for an adult life.
"I shaped up for a while and went back to work just like everybody else. But when my marriage decided to go south, that's when my drinking really started to escalate," he said.
Debbie Millete is the director at Edge Hill Recovery.
"He was desperate. His family had given up on him they were not going to watch him kill himself over and over again."
She says she's a baby boomer who is in recovery herself.
She says drugs and alcohol were so accessible that it was just something that everyone did.
“No one got help because they didn't think they had a problem. But when life's tough times caught up with them, they fell right back."
"I would resort back to the drugs and alcohol, because it's comfortable to me, it felt like and old friend there to support me," she said.
She says in the past, rehab was just somewhere old people went for broken bones.
"You know, parents did things and I was raised in that type of an environment. With aunts and uncles, and it was everywhere."
She says today people pay closer attention. But Fay says one of the largest problems is still denial.
"I didn't want to face it, because I had two parents I accused of being alcoholics and after messing up my life as a kid, I told myself I would never become what they had become, and I did."