One in 10 Older Adults Binge Drink, Putting their Health At Risk.
According to NBC news, a study published Wednesday on the Journal of the American Geriatric Society studied the data on 10,927 people over age 65 who participated in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health between 2015 and 2017. The results concluded that about 1 in 10 adults in the age range binge drink on a regular basis.
With over 80% percent of adults over 65 having chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes, the risk of increased health problems skyrockets when they are drinking that much.
I believe it once again comes down to a problem in our society. Drinking is not only accepted, but encouraged, and when people get older they do not realize their bodies can take as much as they did before, and they can put themselves at serious risk for behavior that they consider normal.
We need to do a better job at educating people of all ages of the risk of alcohol, which, in my opinion, and statistically also, is one of the worst drugs humans can consume.