chapter  6
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Alcohol and dual diagnosis in older people

ByRAHUL (TONY) RAO, RACHAEL BUXEY AND KADIATU (KADIA) JALLOH

Despite a growing prevalence of alcohol misuse in older people, there remains a dearth of service provision for alcohol misuse and dual diagnosis in older people.

Socio-economic deprivation and ethnicity are strong risk factors for alcohol misuse in all age groups, but others such as social isolation and depression are common associations with hazardous and harmful drinking in later life.