Many times an addiction is thought of as something that affects those who are younger. We all think of the stereotypes about someone that is between the ages of 16 and 50 suffering from addiction.
Those older than 65 years old, equally struggle with addiction and need help to take control of their lives. Their addiction is overlooked or ignored from the misconceptions about who it affects the most.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1 million people over the age of 65 are struggling with addiction every day. Getting treatment is a priority to improve your quality of life and health.
Paying for the costs of drug and alcohol treatment brings up additional issues when you are older. Your income is lower and you are not sure what is covered under Medicare. Here is what Medicare pays for at our drug and alcohol treatment center.