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Old Age and Addiction

Addiction is a habit or a condition in which a person gets involved to take pleasure from it but its continuous act/usage may cause serious health, physical and mental issues. Addiction usually involved ingesting a substance or getting engaged in an activity for pleasure. It has been observed that this problem is more found in the elderly than the youth. There are various reasons due to which addiction is more common in people who usually lie in the older age groups

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The Causes of Addiction In The Elderly

Substance abuse is critically dangerous at any age but when it comes to the elderly the severity of it is even greater. Drug/alcohol abuse among senior citizens over the age of 60 is most under-diagnosed due to many factors and that is what makes it, even more, life threatening. The causes of substance abuse among the elderly include: Retirement Death/Loss of a loved one Chronic illness or memory loss Conflicts in the family Loneliness/depression Lack of mobility Financial strain Insomnia Moving away from hometown etc. Coping with old age itself is

What to look for when searching for a rehab center?

Drug abuse is life threatening and rehabilitation from alcoholism or drugs can be a lifesaver. Rehab centers all around the world are occupied by drug abusers of all ages, both male and female. If you are looking for help for yourself or a loved one there are many factors to consider before choosing an appropriate rehabilitation center. When looking for a rehab for elderly you should be very careful and research deeply on factors like: The treatment you are expecting Before choosing the

Helping Older Adults Overcome Alcohol or Drug Dependence

Over the past few years, the elderly population is growing rapidly in America with about more than 45 million adults over the age of 65. The first step in helping the older adults to overcome their alcohol or drug dependence is to help them in identifying their addiction. They have grown up in an alcohol and drug-friendly culture. The sad fact is that they are taking their addictions with them to their proceeding age without even realizing it is, in