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Ep 8: Alcohol and older adults with Dr Sarah Wadd & John Slater – The Alcohol 'Problem' Podcast
In this episode we explore alcohol use and problems amongst older adults. Alcohol problems have been rising in recent decades amongst older drinkers, despite falls in consumption in other age groups. We talk to Dr Sarah Wadd, a researcher at the University of Bedfordshire, about some of the reasons behind alcohol problems amongst older adults and what can be done.John Slater also talks about his lived experience of developing an alcohol problem and his path to recovery, with help from the Drink Wise Age Well programme which ran from 2015-2020.WARNING: This episode contains mention of childhood trauma/abuse. If you may be upset by this you may not wish to listen. If you need help or want support relating to alcohol use in the UK, please visit the NHS support page or Alcohol Change UK pages, or call Drinkline on 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am to 8pm, weekends 11am to 4pm).