Addiction rehab programs which provide services to the unique needs of seniors and older adults can be more beneficial for this particular group of people. Senior and older adult focused treatment can be helpful with the initial stigma that these clients feel they may experience when entering treatment and it provides support from others in the same stage of life who understand the specific challenges they face. In mixed age facilities seniors and older adults can at times be less likely to participate completely in group sessions with the younger age group who don't understand their age related and generational unique challenges. Addiction rehab centers that offer a more age appropriate forum for seniors and older adults can offer a connection of mutual respect, understanding, and support to work through the difficulties in treatment.
Rehabilitation staff at substance abuse treatment centers for seniors and older adults are prepared to deliver their unique expertise with older clients to resolve generational, age-related and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also considering any specific mental or physical impairments and challenges this group of client faces while in recovery. Program curriculum for seniors and older adults may be presented with audio or verbal impairments in mind, such as larger type 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 prone to the abuse of prescription drugs and alcohol, and as part of recovery many need medical assistance not just through detoxification but to figure out which prescriptions should be eliminated or continued as part of their recovery plan and their transition to a healthy lifestyle that will prolong their life.
There are 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facilities offering this service near Spruce Head, ME