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The Hazards of Alcoholism in the Elderly

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Millions of people consume alcohol, but each person has their own unique relationship with this substance. While many are able to drink in moderation without it negatively impacting their health, relationships, and careers, alcohol use can become problematic for some individuals. Alcohol has a particularly strong impact on seniors, even when consumed infrequently. Age-related changes in the body, chronic health conditions, prescription medications, and other factors can magnify the effects of alcohol consumption...

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