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Addiction

23 March 2011

Elderly victims of abuse often use alcohol or drugs

Victims of severe traumatic elder abuse are more likely to be female, suffer from a neurological or mental disorder, and abuse drugs or alcohol.

Victims of severe traumatic elder abuse are more likely to be female, suffer from a neurological or mental disorder, and abuse drugs or alcohol, according to research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

The study

 

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