Changes to our bodies in later life make us more sensitive to the effects of alcohol and drugs, so that even moderate use can sometimes become a problem. This guide explains the risks and outlines the help available. It covers:
what can cause alcohol and drug misuse
how you might be affected
where to get support
how you can help yourself
what to do if you're worried about someone else.
If you're affected, there are effective treatments and there is help available.