Senior Citizens and Binge Drinking

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When we look to our older generations of family and friends, we tend to expect wisdom gained through years of life experience. This privilege of age should not only encompass the advice gained through life experience, but also, it should apply to their own lives. However, a CDC study shows that out of the 38 million adults who admit to binge drinking, the majority of those who drink more than 4-5 drinks in a short period of time are age 65 and older.

Senior citizens already have factors against their safety when it comes to drinking alcohol. Vision problems, reaction time, metabolism and medications can increase the dangers of drinking alcohol in moderation, including the risk for DUI by our senior citizens. By adding even more drinks into the time period, this group of men and women could potentially cause even more damage to their own health and to the safety of others.

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