Addiction rehab centers which provide services to the unique needs of seniors and older adults can be more beneficial for this client demographic. Senior and older adult centered recovery can help with the initial stigma that these clients feel when entering treatment and it provides support from others in the same stage of life who empathize and understand the unique challenges they face. In younger age facilities seniors and older adults can at times be less willing to participate fully in group sessions with the younger age group who are not familiar with their age related and generational specific issues. Drug and Alcohol treatment centers which provide a more age appropriate forum for seniors and older adults can provide a connection of mutual respect, understanding, and comfort to work through the difficulties in rehab.
Treatment professionals at drug and alcohol treatment programs for seniors and older adults are prepared to offer their unique expertise with these clients to work on age-related, generational, and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also considering any unique mental or physical health issues or challenges this subset of client faces while in recovery. Program curriculum for seniors and older adults may be produced with verbal or audio impairments in mind, such as larger type in reading material or treatment professionals who are experienced with the 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 recovery many need medical assistance not just through safe detox but to determine which medical drugs 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 Programs offering this service near Dixmont, ME