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Alcohol misuse or alcohol use disorder

Drinking can have a greater effect as a person grows older because the aging process affects how the body handles alcohol. Misuse of alcohol increases health and safety risks, and alcohol can have dangerous interactions with some medications. Read these articles to learn more about aging and alcohol.

Facts About Aging and Alcohol

Drinking can cause health problems, make some health problems worse, and affect safety. Learn about the effects of alcohol in older adults and how you can identify and get help for alcohol misuse and alcohol use disorder.
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