The Helping Hands Program: A Model for the Rehabilitation of Older Alcoholics
Alcoholism among the elderly is increasing. As the prohibition youth of the 1930’s turn 65 at the rate of over 1000 a day, a much higher number of people are entering old age with well established drinking habits. According to the National Council on Aging, there are 31 million men and women over 60 in the United States. Based on the information that one out of 10 persons is an alcoholic, there are probably well over three million alcoholics over the age of 60.
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