Drug and alcohol treatment facilities which provide services to the specific and unique needs of seniors and older adults may be more helpful for this client demographic. Senior and older adult focused recovery can be helpful with the initial stigma that seniors may feel they may experience when entering rehab and it offers support from others in the same stage of life who empathize and understand the unique difficulties they encounter. In younger age programs seniors and older adults can sometimes be less willing to participate completely in group sessions with younger clients who are not familiar with their age related and generational unique challenges. Substance abuse treatment facilities which offer a more age relating forum for seniors and older adults can offer a platform of mutual respect, understanding, and support to address the challenges to recovery.
Rehabilitation staff at drug and alcohol rehab centers for seniors and older adults are there to deliver their unique expertise with these clients to resolve 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 subset 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 experienced with such needs of older clients by the way 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 assistance not just through detoxification but to establish which medical drugs should be continued or eliminated as part of the treatment process and their transition to a healthy lifestyle that will prolong their life.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers offering this service near Pembroke, ME