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Norway: Older age group drink alcohol more frequently than they did before

A greater number of senior citizens are drinking more than ever before, and at a greater frequency than before. According to health workers, loneliness is the main reason why older people become heavier drinkers.

In a survey about senior citizens and alcohol from the drug rehabilitation cooperative body, Actis, three out of four health workers believe loneliness is the main reason why older people drink. One in four mentioned grief, reported Dagsavisen newspaper.

The Public Health Institute (FHI) have seen a change in the elderly’s drinking patterns since the mid-1990s.

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