Alcohol and Aging Kathleen King, ACSW AdvanceMed Hanford Anyone at any age can have a drinking problem. Older vs. Younger Older = less body water = less dilution and increase in intoxication. Women = even less water, and the enzyme that breaks down alcohol is less active. Fountain of Youth
Kathleen King, ACSW
Alcohol potentiates the effect of pain killers, anxiety medication (Xanax), sleep medications.
or, if your doctor has been worried.
Dr. Tom Babor, U. of Connecticut