Addiction rehabilitation programs 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 treatment can help with the initial stigma that these clients feel they may experience when going to rehab and it provides support from others in the same stage of life who empathize and understand the unique difficulties they encounter. In younger age programs seniors and older adults can at times be less willing to participate fully in group activities with the younger age group who don't understand their age related and generational unique challenges. Addiction treatment centers which provide a more age appropriate forum for seniors and older adults can deliver a connection of mutual understanding, respect, and support to work through the difficulties in treatment.
Treatment professionals at addiction rehab facilities for seniors and older adults are prepared to deliver their unique expertise with these clients to work on age-related, generational, and broader substance abuse related issues alike, while also taking into account any specific mental or physical impairments and challenges this demographic of client faces while in treatment. Program curriculum for seniors and older adults may be delivered with audio or verbal impairments in mind, such as larger type 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 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 Treatment Programs offering this service near West Bethel, ME