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CARON ADDICTION TREATMENT FOR OLDER ADULTS

WHATProgram to help treat substance abuse in older adults.
WHYTo provide early intervention, treatment and relapse prevention for older adults.
WHERECaron.
Pennsylvania, USA.


Program Description


"Some of the signs of aging can be similar to signs of possible substance abuse. Medications that many older people take may mask or mimic substance abuse symptoms. Older people generally also drink or take drugs at home. If you are a loved one or caregiver, you should be aware of these signs and symptoms that may indicate substance abuse."

“At six months, 93% of older adults contacted by Caron’s My First Year of Recovery program or Recovery Support Services reported being sober."

“We embrace the power of a personalized, flexible approach to achieving wellness, adapting our program for a person’s age and physical, mental, and emotional condition. Significant medical issues—like chronic pain, diabetes, or cardiac problems—are also taken into account in the patient’s individualized treatment plan.”

caron.org


Treatment and care plans include helping older adults with:

  • A social support network
  • Chronic pain management
  • Self-awareness
  • Deal with grief, bereavement, loss and loneliness, denial, anger, shame, depression, anxiety and trauma
  • Restore a sense of life purpose
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Relapse prevention
  • Meditation, massage, yoga, exercise, physical therapy, acupuncture,

The Caron website has a helpful list of what to look out for if you suspect substance abuse along with signs and symptoms of abuse in older adults.

The Caron Addiction Treatment for Older Adults program brings together medical doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists, counselors physical therapists, and nutritionists to help older adults overcome substance abuse.
source: caron.org

source: curryseniorcenter.org


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