The COVID-19 global pandemic resulted in major changes to the provision of alcohol treatment in the UK, these changes coincided with increases in the use of alcohol. This study sought to understand the impact of the pandemic on older adults in alcohol treatment, and to explore how changes in the provision of alcohol treatment were experienced.


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Seddon, J., Trevena, P., Wadd, S., Elliott, L., Dutton, M., McCann, M., Willmott, S. & Breslin, J. 2020, 'Addressing the Needs of Older Adults Receiving Alcohol Treatment During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A qualitative study', Aging & Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.1910794

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