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Substance Abuse in the Elderly

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This program from "The Doctor Is In" profiles older Americans who are at risk for problems related to drinking alcohol and prescription drug misuse. As the body ages, tolerance to alcohol decreases. At the same time, many people often have multiple prescriptions for medications that, when combined, can cause problems. Shows some innovative programs created specifically for the elderly.

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The Doctor Is In
Episode 1
28 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
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The Doctor Is In
Episode 2
27 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: PT/TT -
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The Doctor Is In
Episode 3
28 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
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The Doctor Is In
Episode 4
29 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 12 -