This study found that older patients with alcohol dependence are almost half as likely as middle-aged patients to receive formal or informal aftercare.
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Drinking minimal to moderate amounts of alcohol may help keep mental functions sharper as you age, recent research suggests.
This study suggests that clinicians need to adopt practices that address the fact that older adults, especially those with drinking problems, often use alcohol to manage pain.
Binge drinking among senior citizens is the focus of a new research project by the University of Maine Center on Aging.
A study explores the prevalence of risky drinking in the older adult population.
Older Americans are becoming more visible in the battle over the legality of medical marijuana.
More older Americans are winding up in addiction treatment, primarily because of abuse of opiate-based prescription drugs, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
A new study released by SAMHSA finds that admissions for substance abuse treatment increased by 32 percent among older adults over the eight-year period from 1995-2002.
Alcohol consumption generally declines as people age, partly because alcohol affects the bodies of older people in different ways, say researchers from UCLA.
Older addicts have many of the same problems as young people with alcohol and other drug addictions, plus other issues unique to their age group.