Excessive Drinking May Be Missed in Elderly Patients
Our study focused only on amounts of alcohol consumed. There are many people for whom lower amounts or even any amount of alcohol may constitute a serious risk because of specific medical problems or medication interactions. All of these factors must be taken into account, along with the perhaps more highly publicized benefits of moderate drinking for some people.”
As Merrick’s study shows, alcohol addiction can be a problem for people of all ages. But it appears as though the health risks are much higher for the elderly because their bodies are more susceptible to dangerous health problems. The best approach to dealing with alcohol addictions for people of any age is to seek an individualized treatment program that will best suit the specific person’s needs. Whether you’re 22 or 65, there is hope for defeating the addiction and getting back to a healthy and enjoyable life and Promises Austin can be that hope.