Substance abuse rehab facilities which provide services to the unique needs of seniors and older adults can be more helpful for this client demographic. Senior and older adult focused treatment 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 difficulties they face. In age neutral programs seniors and older adults can at times be less willing to engage fully in group activities with younger clients who don't understand their generational and age related unique challenges. Substance abuse treatment facilities that provide a more age relating forum for seniors and older adults can offer a connection of mutual respect, understanding, and comfort to work through the challenges to rehab.
Treatment professionals at drug and alcohol rehab centers 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 considering any specific physical or mental health issues or challenges this demographic of client faces while in recovery. Program curriculum for seniors and older adults may be delivered with audio or verbal impairments in mind, such as larger type in reading material or treatment therapists who are prepared to accommodate such needs of older clients by the means of individual and group counseling sessions.
Seniors and older adults are disproportionately apt to the abuse of alcohol and prescription drugs, and as part of recovery many require medical assistance not just through safe detox but to determine which prescriptions should be eliminated or continued 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 Programs offering this service near Waldoboro, ME