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

A national survey found that about 40 percent of adults ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Older adults can experience a variety of problems from drinking.

Information for anyone who wants to know more about the problems of drinking in older people.

Because of this, alcohol-related emergency room discharges among the elderly reached nearly a three-quarters of a million in This number—as well as.