Substance abuse rehab centers which serve the unique needs of seniors and older adults can be more beneficial for this client demographic. Senior and older adult focused treatment can be helpful with the initial stigma that seniors may feel when entering rehab and it offers the peer support from individuals in their stage of life who empathize and understand the specific challenges they encounter. In mixed age facilities seniors and older adults can sometimes be less likely to contribute completely in group activities with the younger age group who are not familiar with their generational and age related specific issues. Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation programs that provide a more age appropriate forum for seniors and older adults can deliver a connection of mutual respect, understanding, and solace to address the difficulties in recovery.
Rehabilitation staff at drug and alcohol treatment programs for seniors and older adults are there to offer their unique expertise with older clients to work on age-related, generational, and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also taking into account any unique mental or physical impairments and challenges this demographic of client faces while in treatment. Program curriculum for seniors and older adults may be delivered with audio or verbal impairments in mind, such as larger type or treatment professionals who are prepared to accommodate the needs of older clients by the means of group and individual counseling sessions.
Seniors and older adults are disproportionately prone to the abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs, and as part of treatment many require medical intervention not just through detoxification but to determine which prescriptions should be continued or eliminated as part of their recovery plan and their transition to a healthy lifestyle that will prolong their life.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Programs offering this service near Buxton, ME