More elderly Danes getting alcohol treatment

An increasing number of Danes over the age of 65 are seeking help for alcohol problems, according to new figures from the health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen.

The report revealed that 1,427 Danes over the age of 65 received alcohol treatment in 2013 – over twice as many as the 655 cared for five years earlier.

“Often it is people who have had a large alcohol consumption throughout their lives,” Karsten Brøndmark, an alcohol counsellor at Frederiksberg Municipality, told DR Nyheder.

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