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Alcohol Concern Cymru says older drinking is a 'hidden problem'

The number of over-60s being referred for treatment for drink-related issues is a "hidden problem", a charity has said.

Alcohol Concern Cymru said in April to June 2013, 342 people of 60 or over were referred for alcohol misuse, against 292 in the same period the year before.

The Welsh government said it was improving access to substance misuse treatment.

Mark Leyshon, from Alcohol Concern Cymru, spoke to Mai Davies on BBC Radio Wales.

Fears for over-60s turning to drink

  • 12 Feb 2014
  • From the section Wales
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