Drug and alcohol treatment facilities which provide services to the specific and unique needs of seniors and older adults can be more beneficial for this particular group of people. Senior and older adult focused recovery can be helpful with the initial stigma that these clients feel when entering rehab and it provides the peer support from individuals in their stage of life who empathize and understand the specific challenges they encounter. In age neutral facilities seniors and older adults can sometimes be less willing to contribute fully in group sessions with younger clients who are not familiar with their generational and age related specific issues. Addiction treatment facilities that offer a more age relating forum for seniors and older adults can deliver a platform of mutual understanding, respect, and support to work through the challenges to rehab.
Treatment staff at addiction treatment centers for seniors and older adults are there to offer their unique expertise with these clients to work on generational, age-related and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also taking into account any specific mental or physical impairments and challenges this subset of client faces while in treatment. Program materials for seniors and older adults may be presented 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 way group and individual counseling sessions.
Seniors and older adults are disproportionately prone to the abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs, and as part of recovery many require medical intervention not just through detoxification but to figure out which medical drugs should be continued or eliminated as part of their recovery plan and their transition to a clean and sober lifestyle that will sustain a long and happy life.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facilities offering this service near East Machias, ME