Alcohol Use – Health Care Professionals

Clinical Guidelines

Discover the guidelines on alcohol use in older adults.

For Older Adults & Care Partners

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Older adults have an increased vulnerability to the effects of substance use and they experience more harm associated with them compared to younger adults. Alcohol is the most commonly used substance among older adults. In Canada, rates of hospitalization entirely due to alcohol are the highest in the 50-75 age group.

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Read the Guidelines

CCSMH developed a best-practice clinical guideline on alcohol use disorder among older adults to support health care professionals provide their patients and clients with evidence-based information and best practices.

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Discover the Guidelines on Alcohol Use Disorder Among Older Adults

Watch the National ECHO webinar with Dr. Johnathan Bertram on older adults and substance use disorder, including alcohol use disorder.

Jonathan Bertram, MD, CCFP, is an addiction medicine physician at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health with a special interest in First Nations and older adults in the context of pain and addiction treatment.

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