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Addiction charity says older women may drink more

Mon, 30 Dec 2013


A local addiction charity says ‘it’s not surprising’ that older women drink more often than those aged between 16 and 24.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest that women over 65 are drinking more regularly than those in their late teens and early 20s.

According to the survey, one in seven women aged 65 or over make up 14 per cent of people drinking five times a week – comparing to two per cent aged 16 to 24.

Director of Motiv8 Thea Ozenturk says these women have the money and time to spare:

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