Drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities which provide services to the unique needs of seniors and older adults may be more beneficial for this client demographic. Senior and older adult centered recovery can help 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 difficulties they face. In younger age programs seniors and older adults can sometimes be less likely to contribute fully in group activities with the younger age group who are not familiar with their generational and age related unique issues. Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation centers which offer a more age relating forum for seniors and older adults can deliver a platform of mutual respect, understanding, and solace to address the difficulties in rehab.
Treatment professionals at substance abuse rehab facilities for seniors and older adults are prepared to deliver their unique expertise with older clients to work on generational, age-related and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also taking into account any unique physical or mental impairments and challenges this group of client faces while in recovery. 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 therapists who are experienced with such needs of older clients by the way 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 need medical intervention not just through detoxification but to figure out which medical drugs should be continued or eliminated as part of the treatment process and their transition to a healthy lifestyle that will sustain a long and happy life.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Centers offering this service near Sullivan, ME