Something to talk about: Reducing risk in alcohol consumption using education and conversation

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Abstract

The increased prevalence of alcohol use among U.S. older adults in the face of known consequences is concerning. Reducing acute and chronic risks associated with alcohol use is an important goal for this population. This article describes studies in which informational and educational interventions were provided with the goal of reducing alcohol use among older adults. A sample script is provided to guide healthcare providers and older adults’ significant others in a conversation to inform and educate elders on their risk related to alcohol use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalGenerations
Volume44
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Alcohol use
  • Alcohol-interactive medications
  • Brief negotiated interview
  • Older adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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