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Alcohol Consumption Doesn’t Provide Any Health Benefits, Presents Many Dangers For Younger Individuals

Because of increased frailty and compromised physiological reserves, the older alcoholic is vulnerable to accelerated decline when withdrawing from alcohol. Early identification and intervention for alcohol withdrawal in elders is critical for good scientific outcomes. Given the pharmacokinetic changes of aging, lorazepam (half-life, 9-16 hours) is at present the benzodiazepine of choice to be used…

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