Is Grandma an Addict?

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"According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 2.5 million older Americans are addicted to alcohol. In fact, 50 percent of those recently admitted to nursing homes have an alcohol-related problem. These adults are routinely hospitalized as often for alcohol problems as they would be for heart attacks.Some older people have abused alcohol for most of their lives, but the routine of job and family kept the addiction in check. Suddenly, retirement looms. Children grow up and leave the home. A life partner becomes chronically ill. The support system of friends thins out.lcohol begins to fill in the gaps. Socializing where alcohol is served may become habitual, as there seems nothing else to occupy time. Solitary or secretive drinking may begin so that family members who check will not interfere."

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