Risky drinking rife among older Aussies

Many older Australians are suffering from alcohol-related health issues without being aware they have a problem, says a public health expert.

Dr Lynette Cusack, from the University of Adelaide, says that while older people don’t tend to binge drink like younger people, many are inadvertently drinking at unhealthy levels.

“Older people don’t usually drink as much as younger people in a single sitting but they can drink more regularly and are more likely to drink alone,” she says. “They can also