Addiction treatment centers which provide services to the unique needs of seniors and older adults may be more beneficial for this particular group of people. Senior and older adult centered recovery services can be helpful with the initial stigma that seniors may feel they may experience when entering rehab 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 sometimes be less likely to engage fully in group sessions with the younger age group who are not familiar with their age related and generational specific issues. Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation centers that provide a more age appropriate forum for seniors and older adults can deliver a connection of mutual respect, understanding, and support to work through the difficulties in rehab.
Rehabilitation staff at addiction treatment centers for seniors and older adults are prepared to offer their unique expertise with these clients to resolve generational, age-related and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also considering any unique mental or physical health issues or challenges this group of client faces while in rehab. Program curriculum 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 the needs of older clients by the way individual and group counseling sessions.
Seniors and older adults are disproportionately prone to the abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs, and as part of recovery many require medical intervention not just through safe detox but to determine which medical drugs should be continued or eliminated as part of the treatment process and their transition to a clean and sober lifestyle that will sustain a long and happy life.
There are 4 Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs offering this service near Temple, ME