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
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Kathleen King, ACSW
Alcohol potentiates the effect of pain killers, anxiety medication (Xanax), sleep medications.
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