SOURCE: A Forever Recovery

March 21, 2013 16:40 ET

A Forever Recovery Reviews Alcohol Abuse Trends in the Elderly

While Many May Believe That Substance Abuse Is a Problem Most Prevalent Among Younger Generations, a New Report Reveals Addiction Struggles Among the Elderly; Rehab Facility, A Forever Recovery Reviews These Findings in a New Statement to the Press

BATTLE CREEK, MI--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Michigan-based rehabilitation facility A Forever Recovery reviews the individual needs and circumstances of each of its clients. Through such a thorough observation and a wide variety of treatment options, A Forever Recovery is able to help a diverse array of people enter recovery and separate themselves from drug or alcohol addiction. While the process of recovery is often described as a challenging one, the clients at this facility are generally united under the concept that addiction is a problem that can impact any type of person.

In an effort to reach out to all individuals in need, A Forever Recovery reviews a recent article from YLE Uutiset as one that reveals just how widespread alcohol abuse can be in society. According to the article, many senior citizens struggle with alcohol addiction, and unlike their younger counterparts, these individuals often continue with the issue unnoticed to others around them. In the article, Mari Sipola -- a substance abuse program director -- reveals, "There is now a retired drinking generation that is accustomed to using alcohol. Life changes associated with aging, such as retirement or widowhood can leave a void which is filled by alcohol."

While the problem may be prevalent, the article suggests that it is not always as easy to detect. For example, many people may fail to notice the presence of alcoholism due to the general isolation of older citizens and other problems that may first be associated with typical issues related to aging. Although individuals may be taking more notice of this growing problem, it may prove difficult for these individuals to find help, especially if they have struggled with alcoholism for a long time.

In a recent press statement, A Forever Recovery reviews the matter, "Although the elderly may experience alcoholism in a much different setting than young generations that suffer from the problem, there are many ways that our therapy can help assist them through recovery. Just because these individuals are older, it is important to show them that they can lead happier, healthier lives free of substance abuse. From young to old, drug and alcohol addiction is a problem that can impact virtually every individual's life."

While it may prove more difficult to establish a clear recovery program for elderly citizens, A Forever Recovery reviews these situations and encourages friends and family members to remain supportive when helping older individuals seek out rehabilitation.

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A Forever Recovery reviews and offers innovative treatment programs for individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. As an open-ended treatment center, A Forever Recovery reviews that ways that clients can benefit from top-notch detoxification and withdrawal facilities, a peaceful private lakeside location and a highly qualified staff. Founded on the principles taught through Moral Reconation Therapy™, A Forever Recovery establishes an environment in which clients can explore various treatment programs towards optimal recovery without having to worry about a limited timeframe.