AuthorMackel, Cindy Lee, 1954-
AdvisorSheehy, Christine M.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractCurrently 12% of the U.S. population is over the age of 65, and by the year 2030 this number is projected to be 25% (U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (SSCA), 1990). It is estimated that 37% of people over age 55 have an alcohol or substance abuse problem (Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care (SHLTC), 1992). Failure to recognize the elderly alcoholic results in delayed treatment and as a result, the older drinker suffers adverse effects related to the disease (Metzger & O'Brien, 1990). Extant tools for detecting alcoholism have been developed and used in younger populations, however there is a lack of information about the use of these tools in older populations (Graham, 1986). This study examined differences between two different age groups of known alcoholics using an established instrument, the Alcohol Use Inventory (Horn, Wanberg, & Foster, 1986).
Degree ProgramGraduate College