Substance abuse rehabilitation programs which serve the unique needs of seniors and older adults can be more helpful for this particular group of people. Senior and older adult focused recovery services can help with the initial stigma that these clients feel when going to rehab and it provides support from others in the same stage of life who empathize and understand the specific difficulties they encounter. In age neutral facilities seniors and older adults can sometimes be less likely to participate completely in group activities with younger clients who don't understand their generational and age related unique challenges. Drug and Alcohol rehab facilities which provide a more age appropriate forum for seniors and older adults can offer a platform of mutual understanding, respect, and support to handle the challenges to treatment.
Treatment professionals at addiction rehabilitation facilities for seniors and older adults are there to deliver their unique expertise with these clients to work on generational, age-related and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also considering any specific mental or physical impairments and challenges this group of client faces while in rehab. Program curriculum for seniors and older adults may be produced with audio or verbal impairments in mind, such as larger type in reading material or treatment counselors who are experienced with such needs of older clients by the means of individual and group counseling sessions.
Seniors and older adults are disproportionately apt to the abuse of prescription drugs and alcohol, and as part of treatment many need medical intervention not just through detoxification but to establish which prescriptions should be eliminated or continued as part of the treatment process and their transition to a healthy lifestyle that will sustain a long and happy life.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Cumberland Center, ME