Drug addiction has long been viewed as a disease that affects younger generations. This is quiet far from the truth. Recent reports show a growing number of senior adults abusing drugs on a regular basis. In 2005, over 10% of the 184,400 people who entered into treatment programs were over the age of 50. These numbers have only been increasing in recent years.
Is Your Loved One Addicted to Drugs?
Many senior adults are misdiagnosed when suffering from drug addiction. Doctors will find depression, loneliness, unmotivated, poor hygiene and other signs of drug addiction, yet treat various symptoms while being unaware of the cause. If you are concerned that your loved one is suffering from a drug addiction, do not hesitate, make the call for help today.
Treating Drug Addiction
The first step in recovery is to admit you have a problem and ask for help. Turning to a Senior Rehab will help you along the road to recovery, allowing you to work through the physical, mental and emotional effects it has had on your life.
Detoxification is the first stage of treatment you will undergo for drug addiction. This process will cleanse your body of the chemicals and toxins related to drug abuse, allowing you to overcome your physical addiction with the support of medical staff as well as prescription medication if deemed necessary.
Therapy and Counseling
Therapy and counseling will help you through the mental and emotional effects of addiction. Throughout various sessions you will be able to get to the root cause of your addiction and work through it. Many people turn to drugs as a way to cope with daily stress, therapy and counseling will help you to develop healthy coping strategies to get through the stress and maintain your sobriety.
Treatment does not end when you leave the Senior Rehab facility. After care is key to maintaining your sobriety. The Senior Rehab will set you up with psychologist and other addictions specialists, as well as help you to develop a social network that will offer your support and guidance throughout your recovery.
You are not alone in your battle with addiction, turn to Senior Rehabs today for the help you need.