They found that stigma and shame are stopping many people in that age group from getting help and that the most frequently reported reasons for those who drink more now than in the past are age-related
Around 4 in 5 over 50s at risk of harm from alcohol said no relatives, friends, doctors or other health workers been concerned about their drinking. 1 in 4 said they would not tell anyone if they needed help.
Report: Drink Wise Age Well – Alcohol Use and the over 50s in the UK
Our report Drink Wise, Age Well – Alcohol Use and the over 50s in the UK – based on initial study findings from the Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team at University of Bedfordshire and compiled by the International Longevity Centre UK.
Here is a link to Alcohol Policy UK’s view too:
A new campaign has been launched called Drink Wise, Age Well which will provide practical advice on how to make healthier choices about drinking | Wales Online, UK
Plus a friend of mine was interviewed discussing her success in stopping over 2 years ago. Go Sarah!! 🙂
Edited to add 22/12/2016: