Low-Risk Drinking Limits: What Should We Tell Older Adult Patients?
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 6, Number 7, October 2018
Thomas Jordan, MD, MPH
Contributing writer to the Carlat newsletters
Dr. Jordan has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
How much can our older patients safely drink? And what does “safe” or “low-risk” drinking actually mean? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), which is the branch of the NIH that focuses on problems related to alcohol, has released guidelines for low-risk drinking limits in older patients.