Alcohol Abuse Soars for Older Americans

Posted by Cedars on October 18, 2017

New study released from AARP suggests a ‘public health crisis’

Adult drinking in the U.S. has become a “public health crisis” in the past decade, with the steepest rise among those 65 and over, according to a recent federal study.

The increase in alcohol use, in high-risk drinking behavior, and in alcohol abuse and dependence for those 65-plus was at least double that of the general population, said the study, published in JAMA Psychiatry.

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