Elder Substance Abuse: Be Careful!

For older adults, drinking too much and misusing medications are the major substance use problems, affecting as many as 20 percent of them. They are particularly vulnerable to the mental and physical effects of alcohol and drugs because of physiological and cognitive changes that take place with age. And, even if they are not addicted to alcohol or illegal substances, they are at risk for serious problems

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-friedman-lmsw/eleder-substance-abuse-_b_1105104.html

Source: HuffingtonPost.com – November 27, 2011

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