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Published: 26 June 2014

176 Pages


ISBN: 9780199374120

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Retirement and the Hidden Epidemic

The Complex Link Between Aging, Work Disengagement, and Substance Misuse and What To Do About It

Peter A. Bamberger and Samuel B. Bacharach

  • Provides a comprehensive review of the research on the role of retirement and aging in substance abuse among older adults
  • Features the results of a 10-year, NIH-funded prospective study of the precipitation and exacerbation of substance misuse/abuse among older adults
  • Presents findings from both qualitative (rich ethnographic) and quantitative (survey) data
  • Analyzes the efficacy of alternative prevention and treatment strategies

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