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High-risk drinking among older adults has been on the rise for the last two decades, and a study now has found that over 10% of adults ages 65 and older are binge drinkers. Study participants who engaged in binge drinking were at higher risk for diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and injuries. The study also found that binge drinkers were more likely to use marijuana and tobacco, significantly increasing their risk of negative health outcomes. The researchers, writing in the October 2019 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, emphasize the importance of screening older adults for high-risk drinking behaviors.