Alcohol Use – Older Adults and Care Partners

Clinical Guidelines

Discover the guidelines on alcohol use in older adults.

For Healthcare Professionals

Find clinical tools and resources to support your patient or client.

As you age, your body accumulates more fat and less muscle mass and water, which means your body processes alcohol more slowly and you become more sensitive to its effects. The amount of alcohol in your blood after one drink is higher now than it was when you were younger.

Key Facts

Discover Our Resources

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Not sure where to begin?

Download our brochure about older adults and alcohol use for information about the impacts of alcohol on health and to find tips for drinking less. Share it with your colleagues, friends and family.

9 Helpful resources for care partners

Are you a care partner?

Caregiving can be rewarding. Yet, most caregivers experience conflicting feelings of isolation, grief, compassion, joy and overwhelm as they provide care.

Enjoy our Zero-Proof Drink Recipes

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Winter Mocktail Recipe Cards

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Summer Mocktail Recipe Cards

Learn more about substance use in older adults

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

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