Group launched to tackle drinking for over 50s in Sheffield



Excessive alcohol consumption is often thought to be the preserve of young people.
However, new research suggests that unhealthy drinking among over-50s is on the up – and many people do not even realise they have a problem.
According to Drink Wise Age Well, a health campaign which is being piloted in Sheffield, one in three older people with an alcohol problem develop it later in life.
Emma Wells, project leader, said changes in circumstances like retirement, bereavement and isolation can be triggers.
“The pattern of drinking is different in older age,” she explained.
“While younger people... read more

 
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