Substance abuse can hit you at practically any age. In fact, drinking and drug abuse has been a serious problem among senior citizens, who may need help from alcohol rehab centers as much as younger people, if not more, in the future.
*The Guardian reports that by 2020, the number of people over fifty who will need alcohol rehab centers in Europe “is expected to skyrocket.”
*The need for people over fifty who will need to get help in alcohol rehab centers in America is expected to triple by 2020.
*A woman in her sixties confessed to The Guardian, “I received private addiction therapy for about six months. I had few bad physiological effects from stopping drinking, just a long process to undo a life centered around wine and entertainment. I became a much nicer, more grateful person when I stopped feeling ashamed of myself and hiding bad hangovers.”
*Another man in his sixties confessed, “Residential rehab for three weeks [was] the first time in years I had the opportunity to look at how I was destroying myself. I regularly attended AA, despite being an atheist. Do not be put off by the religious element. Freedom from addiction is far too important not to discuss it.”