News: Older adults & addiction
Why Older Adults With Addictions Fare Better in Age-Tailored Rehab
In other words, motivation generally is not an issue. “I’ve had people come to me at age eighty and say, ‘I don’t want to die a drunk,’” Armstrong says. “We realize that so much of the basis of recovery is instilling hope that there is a future for them.”
Does the United States have a drinking problem?
Over the last two decades, close to 1 million Americans died from alcohol-related causes, as overall consumption rose and drinking patterns changed, according to an analysis of U.S. death certificates from 1999 to 2017 by researchers at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Alcohol consumption can lead to serious health risks for the elderly
It’s not uncommon for alcohol consumtion in the elderly to result in falls or more serious health conditions.