April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Why Senior Substance Abuse is Misdiagnosed

April is Alcohol Awareness Month: Why Senior Substance Abuse is Misdiagnosed

There are many reasons elderly people may turn to alcohol or drugs in later life. Children grow up and leave home. It becomes necessary to give up a job or move to a smaller home. Friends grow fewer and farther apart. Physical health fails. A partner of many years gets ill or dies. The very