Drug Rehab Centers for Seniors in Alberta

When searching for drug rehab for seniors, the first step is determining if outpatient or residential care is needed. This page includes rehabs in Alberta for seniors. In addition, we offer detailed information about programs to help you or your loved one make an informed decision. Getting a senior to rehab needs much care, and it is somehow specialized.

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Drug rehab centers for seniors cater to the specific needs of seniors struggling with drug addiction. Substance use among the elderly is a significant problem. These programs tailor counseling, therapy, and medical conditions to their clients.

There are many potential triggers or causes for drug or alcohol addiction in the elderly. Some of the common triggers include retirement, death of a family member, spouse, or friend, loss of income, loss of purpose, relocation to long-term care, family conflict, and mental or physical health decline.

Yes, it can be quite difficult to identify. Alcohol and drug abuse can also mimic symptoms of other medical or mental health conditions. Substance use causes problems with memory, sleeping habits, unexplained bruises, chronic pain, changes in eating, and losing touch with loved ones.

The best way to help an elderly loved one with drug addiction is by way of family intervention. This process could be done with a qualified professional interventionist or a one-to-one loving conversation. Early intervention is critical because substance use among the elderly quickly becomes worse.

The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at [email protected].

CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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