Substance abuse in older women.

@article{Szwabo1993SubstanceAI,
  title={Substance abuse in older women.},
  author={Peggy A Szwabo},
  journal={Clinics in geriatric medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={197-208}
}
Literature on elderly women and substance abuse is sparse. What data exist support the following conclusions: (1) older women are at risk for self-medicating with prescription drugs and alcohol and have more risk for drug-drug and drug-alcohol interactions, (2) women are more likely to be prescribed psychotropics, (3) older women are at greater risk for prescription drug abuse by a physician or physicians than other age groups, (4) alcohol and drug abuse are likely to increase as younger women… CONTINUE READING

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