Drink and drugs misuse among over 50s is ‘a rapidly growing problem’

Warnings over binge drinking, drugs and health are inevitably directed at young people. But apparently it’s our parents and grandparents we need to be worried about. Risky of heavy drinking is declining among all age groups except for people over the age of 50, according to an editorial published in The British Medical Journal. Substance misuse among baby boomers is also a “rapidly growing problem”.

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