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Can Fam Physician. 1993 September; 39: 1986-8, 1991-3.
PMCID: PMC2379910

Substance abuse in later life.


Substance abuse affects an appreciable portion of the elderly population. Elderly people have characteristics that could hinder identification, diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of substance abuse. If physicians use strategies specific to the elderly, management is often successful.

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