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Older Families and Issues of Alcohol Misuse: A Neglected Problem in


This article presents an overview of alcohol abuse among the elderly and discusses what is known about the psycho-social-physical factors associated with late-life abuse. Three cases illustrate how the problems of alcohol may impact on the multi-generational family. Authors review use of various clinical interventions to assist

the older alcoholic and other family members applying a general social systems perspective of psychotherapy and counseling.