Boomer drink risk

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A grow­ing num­ber of Aus­tralian baby boomers are drink­ing at risky lev­els, cre­at­ing a public health time bomb, ac­cord­ing to re­searchers.

Re­searchers at South Lon­don and Maud­s­ley NHS Foun­da­tion Trust and Flin­ders Univer­sity in South Aus­tralia said the num­ber of peo­ple aged over 50 with al­co­hol and drug abuse is­sues was grow­ing rapidly.

Writ­ing in the Bri­tish Med­i­cal Journal, they warned the trend would put a strain on treat­ment ser­vices, am­bu­lances and hos­pi­tal beds.

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