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Alcohol and older people

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Journal publication date2009
JournalDrugs and Alcohol Today
Journal number2
Volume9
Number of pages6
Pages13-18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This article presents a review of the literature on alcohol and older people, noting that this subject has received very little research attention. In this short review, we offer a synopsis of the physical changes and health problems caused by alcohol use among older people. We then present a typology of drinking in later life, before discussing the findings and shortcomings of recent research knowledge. Reference is also made to the implications for alcohol policy, and solutions around training, health promotion and education are discussed.