Drink Responsibly this New Year’s Eve: Alcohol Use and Older Adults

 

Join in the New Year's Eve celebrations while being cautious of your alcohol intake.

The effect of alcohol can sneak up on your more quickly thank they did when you were younger. As people age, their bodies change. Health problems and chronic diseases can develop and all of these changes can make alcohol use a problem for older adults.

NIH Senior Health has produced an article that provides great information about alcohol and aging. The article speaks about alcohol's effect on the aging body, as well as the interatction of alcohol with some prescription medications. Read the full article here to learn more. 

***Lastly, if you plan on drinking alcohol, be sure to let someone else do the driving. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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