Text Only | SAMHSA News Home

SAMHSA News - May/June 2006, Volume 14, Number 3

Older Adult Treatment Admissions: Almost Half for Alcohol

cover of The DASIS Report Older Adult Alcohol Admissions: 2003 - click to view According to a recent SAMHSA report, almost half of the admissions to substance abuse treatment among people age 50 and up were specifically for alcohol abuse (48 percent of 164,000 admissions in 2003).

The report, Older Adult Alcohol Admissions: 2003, also notes that older adults in this age group admitted to substance abuse treatment solely for alcohol abuse were more likely to be first-time treatment participants than were persons admitted for other reasons.

The full report, from continued analysis of the 2003 Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), is available from SAMHSA's Office of Applied Studies at www.oas.samhsa.gov.

More information about aging, alcohol, and drugs can be found on the SAMHSA Web site at http://asyouage.samhsa.gov. For a free copy of the brochure, As You Age . . . A Guide to Aging, Medicines, and Alcohol, call 1 (800) 662-HELP (4357).

SAMHSA's home page at www.samhsa.gov (click on "Older Adults") presents the Agency's Action Plan for Older Adults for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007End of Article

« See Also—Previous Article

See Also—Next Article »

Back to Top

skip navigation
Inside This Issue

Employment: Help for People with Mental Illness
Part 1
Part 2

From the Administrator: Employment Can Enhance Recovery

Special Report - The Road Home: National Conference on Returning Veterans & Their Families
The Road Home: National Conference on Returning Veterans & Their Families

Community Services Provide Safety Net for Returning Veterans
Part 1
Part 2

Addressing Special Needs of Veterans

Preventing Suicide among Veterans

Recovery Month Includes Veterans

Resources for Veterans

Report to Congress Offers Plan To Reduce Underage Drinking

Substance Use State by State

Therapeutic Community Curriculum Available

Community-Based Care Helps Children

Updates on SAMHSA Grants

Summit To Discuss Disaster Preparedness

SAMHSA Hosts HBCU Conference

Older Adult Treatment Admissions

SAMHSA News Information

SAMHSA News - May/June 2006, Volume 14, Number 3