Baby boomer alcohol harm 'more likely than in young'
12 October 2012 Last updated at 07:27 BST
The amount of NHS money spent treating middle-aged and older people for alcohol-related problems in England is more than 10 times that spent on teenagers and young adults.
A report by the charity Alcohol Concern found the cost of hospital admissions of 55 to 74-year-olds was more than £825m.
Dominic Hughes reports.