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Older people who drink and smoke are now viewed as substance abusers.

The constant drip, drip, drip campaign against smokers and especially drinkers continues today with a BBC article warning older people that they should only drink 1.5 units per day or face the wrath of their GP :

Recommended safe limits for drinking alcohol by older people should be drastically cut, according to a report.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists says people over 65 should drink a maximum of only 1.5 units of alcohol a day.

That is the equivalent of just over about half a pint of beer or a small glass of wine.

The report says older drinkers are less able to process alcohol and the drink might also interact with medication they may be taking for other ailments.

A group of experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists says there is a growing problem with substance abuse among older people, who they describe as society’s “invisible addicts”.

The intolerant language used by these bansturbator medics has been raised a notch as well with the “substance abusers” quote above and the following shroud waving medics view that smoking and drinking legally is now substance misuse :

Dr Stefan Janikiewicz is a general practitioner from the Wirral and Cheshire region and was also one of the report’s authors.

“There is increased pressure to glean information from patients and act on these findings. Smoking and alcohol are still the most common forms of substance misuse that affect all age groups.

They even manage to try and pin some credibility on the made up recommended drinking limits by suggesting that they came about through actual research rather than being plucked out of the air at random :

The report is calling for the government to issue separate advice on safe drinking limits for older people, with an upper “safe limit” of 1.5 units of alcohol a day, or 11 units per week.

The report’s authors warn that current advice – 14 units of alcohol for women and 21 for men each week – is based on work with young adults.

And, if that lot isn’t enough to make you want to scream fuck off and keep your nose out of my business you nannying bastards then how about this last little bit :

They also want GPs to screen every person over the age of 65 for substance misuse, along with health campaigns around drugs and alcohol specifically targeting older people.

It’s enough to make you want a drink!

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1 comment to Older people who drink and smoke are now viewed as substance abusers.

  • Sarah Ledsom

    How about the “Misuse of substances” by GP’s in the prescription of drugs given to the elderly? Or does that not count? The myriad of drugs given to the elderly with endless side effects, and no review within 6 months to ensure there are no problems with the interaction of the aforementioned drugs.

    A group of experts from the Royal College of Psychiatrists says there is a growing problem with substance abuse among older people, who they describe as society’s “invisible addicts”. The elderly are invisible anyway to these retards. Why not get back to basics, and ensure they are being fed and given water and generally looked after in our hospitals and in their own homes, now that would impress me. Until then, Dr Stefan Janikiewicz, you have enough to do with our young, keeping them dumbed down on prescription drugs, with made up disorders, and leave the elderly to do whatever the hell they want to do, they have earned that right.