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Alcohol use or abuse

Getting Help for Alcohol Problems

If you need to stop drinking due to health problems or medicines you take, use these resources and helpful tips on how to cut back or stop drinking.
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When Does Drinking Become a Problem?

Find out how to know when drinking may be a problem, factors that may contribute to a drinking problem in older adults, and reasons to stop drinking.
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Alcohol and Medicines

Many medicines can be dangerous or even deadly when mixed with alcohol. Learn about problems caused by mixing alcohol with some medications.
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Facts About Aging and Alcohol

Alcohol may act differently in older people. Learn how heavy drinking can cause health problems, make some health problems worse, and affect safety.
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