Early versus late onset of alcoholism in the elderly.

  title={Early versus late onset of alcoholism in the elderly.},
  author={Joseph Liberto and David W. Oslin},
  journal={The International journal of the addictions},
  volume={30 13-14},
The age of onset of alcohol-related problems is a typology that is gaining prominence among clinicians. Findings from epidemiological studies suggest that there are a significant number of older alcoholics who first begin to drink alcohol "abusively" in their later years. While few demographic differences appear between late onset and early onset alcoholics, a number of studies have reported clinical differences between these groups that may affect the natural course and treatment outcome of… CONTINUE READING

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