Addiction Treatment for Mature Adults

A Serene Setting For our Multidisciplinary Staff to Work with You

Ascension offers specialized treatment for drug and alcohol abusers over the age of 50. Our residential addiction treatment center for mature adults has a multidisciplinary team of professional experienced in helping older adults quit abusing drugs, and rediscovery their purpose in life.

Mature Adults and Drug/Alcohol Abuse

Some facts about the increasing prevalence of mature adult drug abuse:

Prescription drugs are commonly abused drugs by older adults. Alcohol is also quite frequently abused.

Many older adults may feel lonely or isolated and develop a dependence on drugs. A person who is abusing drugs or alcohol will often try to hide substance abuse from others, making it difficult for family to truly understand what’s going on. Addiction is isolating and easy to mask, and many family and friends may not notice the problem.

Specialized Treatment for Mature Adults

Older adults experience addiction and recovery differently than younger adults, and they have different mental, physical, and spiritual needs than their younger peers. Our multidisciplinary staff has experience working with men and women aged 50+ and helping them find their way from addiction to serenity.

Older adult addiction treatment is specialized, and our program is designed to meet the needs of older adults. When a person enters residential treatment, we evaluate their health. A medical evaluation will help us learn more about their history, including their drug use and previous treatment. We also assess incoming clients for any co-occurring mental health disorders. Many of our older clients suffer from depression, anxiety, or trauma (and PTSD). Any co-existing health conditions or mood or behavioral disorders can also be monitored while when entering a treatment program.

The issues we work with older adults are often age-related and sometimes include physical health problems, depression, health and family concerns. We focus treatment on rediscovering purpose and serenity in life. Our environment is compassionate and meant to take many factors into account, such as age, physical health, mental acuity, and life story.

Because our staff works with older adults, they’re prepared to work with medication management. Our clients come to us with varied backgrounds and life stories. Some of our clients come to us as the primary caregiver. Others come to us with health and wellness concerns, managing chronic disease. Some of them are coping with grief and loss. They may have financial concerns or worries about retirement. These are all important issues that must be addressed to help our clients have the best chance for long-term serenity.

Getting Help

In our treatment center, no one is alone. In our inclusive, compassionate program, we work to meet each client’s needs at this moment in life, and provide them with the tools to live each moment to the fullest.

One of the strongest things a person who is addicted to a substance can do is ask for help. Getting help for a drug or alcohol problem is the first step to leading a fulfilling life. Addiction is a disease and residential treatment has shown to have some of the best outcomes for mature adults with drug problems.

Are you interested in learning more about residential treatment for mature adults in California? Do you want to know if Ascension is the right treatment plan for you or your loved one? Please give us a 100% confidential phone call at (760)396-7436.