Addiction treatment centers which serve the unique needs of seniors and older adults may be more beneficial for this client demographic. Senior and older adult centered recovery can be helpful with the initial stigma that seniors may feel they may experience when going to treatment and it provides support from others in the same stage of life who understand the specific challenges they face. In mixed age programs seniors and older adults can sometimes be less likely to engage completely in group activities with the younger age group who are not familiar with their generational and age related specific challenges. Substance abuse treatment centers which offer a more age relating forum for seniors and older adults can provide a platform of mutual understanding, respect, and solace to address the challenges to treatment.
Treatment professionals at addiction treatment programs for seniors and older adults are there to deliver 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 specific physical or mental health issues or challenges this group of client faces while in treatment. Program materials for seniors and older adults may be produced with verbal or audio impairments in mind, such as larger type in reading material or treatment counselors who are prepared to accommodate 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 assistance 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 healthy lifestyle that will prolong their life.
There are 1 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers offering this service in Milbridge, ME