These articles point out the differences in DSM criteria and the realities of alcohol use among older adults and review studies of commonly used alcohol screening tools including AUDIT, MAST-G, and CAGE. O’Connell and colleagues provide copies of four screening tools as appendices.
Blow and colleagues describe the development and the use of MAST-G, the most widely recommended screening tool for older adults.
Simoni and Yang provide an excellent review of misuse and abuse of legal and illegal drugs among older adults.
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