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Older adults are drinking more alcohol

News briefs Heavy alcohol drinking, abuse, or dependence among older adults is rising at unprecedented rates, suggests a study published online Aug. 9, 2017, by JAMA Psychiatry. The authors analyzed information about alcohol use among 43,000 adults ages 18 or older during 200102 and then compared it with information about alcohol use among 36,000 adults during 201213. In virtually all age, race, and socioeconomic groups, high-risk drinking and alcohol abuse and dependence increased…

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