Substance abuse rehab centers which cater to the specific needs of seniors and older adults can be more beneficial for this client demographic. Senior and older adult centered recovery can be helpful with the initial stigma that these clients feel when entering rehab and it offers support from others in the same stage of life who understand the specific challenges they encounter. In mixed age facilities seniors and older adults can sometimes be less likely to participate fully in group activities with younger clients who don't understand their generational and age related specific challenges. Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation programs that offer 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 staff at addiction rehabilitation facilities for seniors and older adults are there to offer their unique expertise with these clients to work on age-related, generational, and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also taking into account any specific mental or physical health issues or challenges this subset of client faces while in rehab. 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 professionals who are experienced with such needs of older clients by the means of group and individual counseling sessions.
Seniors and older adults are disproportionately apt to the abuse of prescription drugs and alcohol, and as part of recovery many require medical intervention not just through detoxification 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 prolong their life.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Robbinston, ME