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Addiction Problems Among the Elderly

Drug Addiction Rehab for Over 65s

People aged 65 and over experience a number of difficult life changes. These can include retirement, the death of a spouse, friends or family, deteriorating health, and impaired mobility. When faced with these issues, it is not uncommon for elderly people to turn to alcohol or prescription drugs as a way of coping. This is especially true if they do not have an adequate support network.

In many cases, the elderly person will not attempt to get help themselves. This might be because they hold negative attitudes, such as believing that there is no point trying to change at their age. If they have become isolated then they may not realise that their behaviour is unhealthy. Alternatively, they may be in denial about the extent of their problem. This means that it is essential that relatives or friends of the elderly person take action if they notice a change in their behaviour.

Whatever your age, it is vital to get help for addiction problems. It’s never too late to make a full recovery, and begin to enjoy a sober life. A number of senior patients have been successfully for alcohol and drug addiction at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.

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If you are aged over 65 and struggling with alcohol or drug addiction problems, please contact us now for advice and information about treatment options. If you know an elderly person who is suffering from addiction, then encourage them to access treatment immediately.

Smarmore Castle’s Rehab Programme

Our highly effective treatment model has been successfully rehabilitating patients for over 30 years. The programme incorporates a number of specialised addiction therapies as well as complementary therapies. Our holistic care takes into account the patient’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. In addition, we offer excellent facilities, and a programme of exercise and healthy meals.

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Last updated & clinically assessed 2 March, 2020