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Alcohol Abuse in Older Adults

A lot of people think drugs and alcohol abuse only occurs in teens and younger adults. However, people of all ages can have issues or problems with substances, including older adults. Alcohol abuse is extremely dangerous for all people, and it can be very dangerous for older adults. Typically, they need less alcohol to become drunk than someone younger. Stay drunk longer because their bodies process alcohol more slowly. There are warning signs of substance abuse that include changes in behavior and changes in mental abilities.

Alcohol Abuse in Older Adults