Category results for "Elderly"

Older Women May Benefit from Moderate Drinking

Women in their 70s and 80s who consumed one or two alcoholic drinks daily were more likely to survive and maintain good health than nondrinkers.

Annual Community Race Supports D.A.R.E. Program

The Sprint for D.A.R.E. event in Monroe, Conn., promotes family health and raises an average of several thousand dollars for the D.A.R.E. program.

Maine Summit for Grandfamilies Supports Children of Absent Parents

An all-day support program for family caregivers and social service professionals will aim to improve the lives of children whose parents are unable to care for them due to substance use, mental health or other problems.

Older Men Seeking Treatment for Alcohol

Americans ages 50 and older are more likely to seek treatment for alcohol dependence than any other drug addiction, and older men are particularly at risk of problem drinking.

Chicago Holds Forum on LGBT Substance Use Among Seniors

Over 30 professionals from healthcare, counseling or social service providers attended a March 17 round-table discussion on substance use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients over age 50.

Quitting Seems Easier for Older Female Smokers

Researchers don't know why, but evidence suggests that older women have an easier time quitting smoking than younger people or men in the same age group.

Coalition Makes Prevention an Intergenerational Effort

In addition to a parental communication network and a survey on parental attitudes toward underage drinking, the Northshire Community Coalition in Vermont held a forum uniting youth, parents and grandparents to help strengthen the community.

Primary Care Intervention Reduces Unhealthy Alcohol Use in the Elderly

In clinical practice, a personalized report for elderly patients appeared to modestly reduce unhealthy alcohol use.

Seniors Group Sues Tobacco Firms

The United Seniors Association, a conservative organization representing senior citizens, has filed a lawsuit against the tobacco industry seeking to recover more than $60 billion in Medicaid claims arising from tobacco-related illnesses.

Older Treatment Patients Tend to Misuse Alcohol

Alcohol tends to be the drug of choice for older Americans enrolled in addiction treatment programs, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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