Addiction rehab facilities which provide services to the unique needs of seniors and older adults can be more beneficial for this particular group of people. Senior and older adult focused recovery can help with the initial stigma that these clients feel they may experience when entering treatment and it offers support from others in the same stage of life who empathize and understand the specific difficulties they encounter. In age neutral programs seniors and older adults can at times be less willing to participate completely in group sessions with younger clients who are not familiar with their generational and age related unique challenges. Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation programs that offer a more age relating forum for seniors and older adults can provide a connection of mutual understanding, respect, and comfort to handle the difficulties in treatment.
Treatment professionals at addiction treatment facilities for seniors and older adults are there to offer their unique expertise with older clients to work on generational, age-related and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also taking into account any unique mental or physical health issues or challenges this group of client faces while in treatment. Program materials for seniors and older adults may be delivered with verbal or audio impairments in mind, such as larger type or treatment professionals who are prepared to accommodate the needs of older clients by the way group and individual counseling sessions.
Seniors and older adults are disproportionately prone to the abuse of prescription drugs and alcohol, and as part of recovery many require medical assistance not just through safe detox but to determine which prescriptions should be eliminated or continued as part of the treatment process and their transition to a clean and sober lifestyle that will sustain a long and happy life.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Corea, ME