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Late-Life Substance Use Disorders 

Late-Life Substance Use Disorders
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Late-Life Substance Use Disorders
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Antoine Douaihy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199765782.003.0013
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date: 04 December 2020

Chapter 13 provides an overview of substance use disorders (SUDs) in older adults. It examines the prevalence and the consequences of SUDsamong older adults, as well as the higher rates of medical comorbidities and accelerated rates of biologic aging in the elderly who exhibit SUDs.

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