Addiction treatment programs which cater to the specific and unique needs of seniors and older adults may be more beneficial for this particular group of people. Senior and older adult centered treatment can help with the initial stigma that seniors may 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 age neutral programs seniors and older adults can at times be less willing to contribute fully in group sessions with the younger age group who are not familiar with their generational and age related specific challenges. Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation facilities that offer a more age appropriate forum for seniors and older adults can deliver a platform of mutual respect, understanding, and solace to work through the difficulties in treatment.
Rehabilitation professionals at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers for seniors and older adults are there to offer their unique expertise with these clients to resolve age-related, generational, and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also considering any unique mental or physical health issues or challenges this demographic of client faces while in recovery. Program curriculum for seniors and older adults may be presented 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 group and individual counseling sessions.
Seniors and older adults are disproportionately prone to the abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs, and as part of treatment many require medical assistance not just through safe detox but to establish which prescriptions 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 4 Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers offering this service near Stockholm, ME