There is a large degree of variation in how alcohol and drug addiction affects individuals’ lives. For some, addiction results in more physical and health effects, but for others the worst effects are behavioral. As such, individuals who choose to overcome chemical dependency tend to have very different recovery needs, requiring a variety of programming options to effectively treat them. One of the most important factors affecting an individual’s needs in recovery is their age.
Why Age-Specific Substance Abuse Treatment is Beneficial
Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is no easy feat. It requires conviction, strength of will, determination, and ongoing effort to sustain long-term sobriety. Therefore it is important for individuals in recovery to receive the support that addresses their specific needs. This requires a personalized recovery program that accounts for each person’s unique needs.
Individuals of differing ages develop and are affected by addiction very differently. In particular, those aged 40 and over represent a unique subset of the population. These individuals often suffer from a specific set of underlying issues related to the development of chemical dependency. As such, individuals of advanced age require treatments that are tailored to their age-specific needs.
How Does Guardian Intensive Outpatient Meet Age-Specific Recovery Needs?
Younger people experience alcohol and drug addiction in a much different manner than individuals aged 40 years and older, and techniques that are effective for them are not as effective for those of more advanced age. At Guardian IOP, we’ve found that those in treatment achieve optimal results when participating in group sessions with peers of similar age, allowing them to relate better to those with similar experiences and perspectives.
Guardian Intensive Outpatient treatment protocols for those over 40 includes age-specific group sessions with a focus on the professional repercussions of chemical dependency, screening and treatment of co-morbid conditions that can occur among those of advanced age, such as depression and anxiety, and even grief counseling for those who have experienced loss. Age-specific treatment at Guardian Intensive Outpatient ensures that those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction can achieve success in our recovery programming, no matter their age.
Learn More by Contacting Guardian IOP Today
Addiction doesn’t happen in the same way for everyone; it follows that the journey to recovery isn’t the same for everyone either. At Guardian Intensive Outpatient, individuals can personalize our programming with a variety of gender and age-specific treatments, and with a host of evidence-based supplemental and holistic therapies. If you or someone you love is suffering from chemical dependency and would like to learn more about what we have to offer, call Guardian Intensive Outpatient today at (855) 517-1871. Our professional recovery specialists are available to answer questions and help individuals suffering from addiction find the treatments they need to return to lives of sobriety, health and fulfillment.