Elderly Alcohol Abuse
A new research study has found that victims of severe traumatic elder abuse are more likely to be female. The research also learned that these elderly victims are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. Elderly alcohol abuse is connected with trauma.
“Past studies have shown that alcohol abuse by the perpetrator plays a substantial role and is strongly associated with physical abuse,” said study lead author Lee Friedman. “Our findings indicate that alcohol abuse among the victims may be an important contributing factor as well.”
The study learned that twenty nine percent of abuse victims participating in the study tested positive for alcohol. This was compared to 13 percent for the control subjects.