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Increase in Seniors Fighting Addiction in Drug Rehab Centers

Seniors in drug rehab centers are a growing problem.

Seniors in drug rehab centers are a growing problem.

We’ve always heard the phrase, “addiction isn’t prejudice, it affects the young the old, the rich the poor, black and white – it doesn’t matter.” However, in the recent years studies have shown that individuals who are over the age of 50 are increasingly finding themselves addicted to drugs or alcohol and in need of help. In fact, statistics show that the number of seniors in drug rehab centers fighting addiction has more than doubled in the past 20 years.

Addiction hits seniors for a number of reasons which may range from having an injury that causes them to require long term pain medication to having too much spare time after retirement which results in boredom and a lack of knowing how to spend spare time effectively or productively. No matter what the reason, seniors struggling with addiction have very different needs than those half their age. They respond differently to treatment and it takes a different approach to treatment to assure that they make a full recovery from addiction.

Many drug rehab centers are responding to the increased need for addiction treatment for individuals over 50 by offering specialized groups and programs that are tailored to meet the very specific needs of seniors. Many rehab centers have senior groups and some even specialize in inpatient treatment for individuals specifically over 50. In an effort to provide the best possible treatment and care for individuals over 50 a number of different approaches have evolved in drug rehab centers.

Regardless of the age at which addiction becomes prevalent, it’s never too late to to get help. Rehab centers provide addiction treatment, counseling and therapy for individuals of all walks of life, all ages and who suffer from all types of addiction. If you or someone you know is addicted to drugs or alcohol, seeking help at a rehab center can make the difference between long term consequences, life and ultimately death. For more information and help finding a local rehab center that can provide addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one, call 800-481-6320Who Answers? to speak with a rehab centers specialist today.

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Understanding Alcohol Abuse & Dependence

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Paying for Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment

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The decision to seek help for addition is already a difficult decision to make and then trying to determine how you can afford such treatment is even more concerning. Figuring out how to pay for drug rehab is often the one thing that holds people back from getting treatment. Most importantly, you can’t wait to….

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Addressing Differences in Drug Rehab for Women

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Do I Need Rehab for Drinking?

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How to Choose the Right Rehab Center for You

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Teen Centered Rehab Centers

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