Older people

It’s about time: tackling substance misuse in older people (2014) (PDF)

This report brought together information about older people and substance misuse – including use of alcohol, illicit drugs and prescribed and over-the-counter medications – from a range of sources, including published research and reports, service visits and a roundtable attended by academics, policy specialists, practitioners and former service users. In doing so, it aimed to identify some of the key issues and problems in this area, and make strategic and policy recommendations for change, as well as good practice recommendations for substance misuse and older people’s services.