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Substance Abuse Risks Effects & Recovery

Aging and events associated with aging can put older adults at risk for developing problems with alcohol or other drugs. In addition to being at risk, older adults tend to be more sensitive to the potential adverse effects of alcohol and other drugs, particularly if alcohol is mixed with prescription medications.

The information in this section will provide you with specific information regarding risk factors and effects for older adults, as well as information about how a successful recovery can be established and maintained.

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