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Retirees And Alcohol: Who’s At Risk

Retirees and Alcohol: Who’s at Risk

About 12 percent of retirees temporarily increase their alcohol consumption to unhealthy levels around the time they leave their full-time jobs, according to a Finnish study in Addiction in March 2017. Most risky drinkers are men, smokers, and people who have depressive symptoms.

Researchers surveyed nearly 6,000 people about their drinking habits before and after their retirement over an eight-year period. The increase in drinking peaked during retirement transition but declined to pre-retirement levels within four to eight years.

The researchers…

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