01 January 2021

The Drink Wise Age Well progressive 2015-2020: Our impact, learning and recommendations


The impact of the Drink Wise, Age Well programme.

Our Drink Wise, Age Well impact, learning and recommendations report sets out our findings. These include the importance of non-judgmental, person-centred support is crucial in successful alcohol treatment, and a holistic approach is needed to tackle alcohol issues among older adults. This must include age-inclusive services, as well addressing underlying social, environmental, and psychological factors. Improved screening, recognition, and treatment of alcohol problems among older adults could help to reverse the trends of alcohol harm among older populations.