Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are prevalent in our society. This ubiquitous illness affects more lives each year. Alcoholism can be found in every economic level, every race, every nationality, the young, and the elderly. Alcoholism is one of the most destructive health problems (Krimmel, 1971).
Elderly alcohol abuse and alcoholism is examined regarding (a) the scope of the problem; (b) measures that may be used to prevent elderly alcoholism; and (c) rehabilitation for the elderly alcoholics.