New poll suggests older adults must watch their alcohol intake during pandemic


Sumary of New poll suggests older adults must watch their alcohol intake during pandemic:

  • As many older adults get back to normal life across the United States thanks to high rates of vaccination and lower COVID-19 activity, a new poll suggests many should watch their alcohol intake..
  • In all, 23% of adults over 50 who drink alcohol reported that they routinely had three or more drinks in one sitting, according to new findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging..
  • And 10% of adults who drink use other drugs while drinking, including marijuana or prescription medications that can interact with alcohol in risky ways..
  • The poll asked adults age 50 to 80 to reflect on their drinking habits shortly before the pandemic and during its first ten months..
  • Routinely having three or more alcoholic drinks on any day they drink, and occasional binge drinking, are both considered signs of problematic drinking in any adult..
  • Among older adults who drink, 10% said there was a time when they thought they were drinking too much during the pandemic, though few of them had sought help..
  • This suggests that as social interactions increase during the new phase of the pandemic, their alcohol consumption may rise..
  • The poll is based at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation and receives support from AARP and Michigan Medicine, U-M’s academic medical center….

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