Addiction does not discriminate when it comes to age, nationality, race, or gender.

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.


Medicare Part B is what pays for coverage as an outpatient. You continue with your life but will go to different sessions to address your addiction. The different services that are covered by Medicare include:

Medicare does not cover your transportation to our outpatient programs and any meals.

These services give you the support and financing you need to go to outpatient treatment at our drug and alcohol treatment center.


Sometimes, underlying issues such as PTSD are contributing factors to your addiction. The last several years are increasing the stress on older Americans and the lack of help can make things worse. The total number of people suffering from PTSD and grief is rising in the 65 and older demographic.

A study from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 90% of older adults have at least one tragic event in their lives. The memories of this haunt them and increase the chances they are suffering from PTSD. Many times PTSD is a cause that contributes to drug and alcohol addiction.

Medicare does provide assistance if you require PTSD treatment on an outpatient basis. The different treatment options are covered under Medicare Part B. These include

  • Counseling
  • Depression and grief screenings
  • Wellness visits
  • Group and individual therapy

Medicare Part D does provide assistance for the prescription drugs you will require for your PTSD.


As an older adult you don’t have to suffer in silence when you can get the help you need to overcome your drug, alcohol, and PTSD treatment. Medicare will pay for the costs of treatment, so you can take control of your life.

Our trained staff at the More Recovery Life Center is ready to assist you in understanding the role of Medicare in your treatment. We are available 24 hours a day to discuss your issues and get you the help you need. Call us today 888-825-8689 and let us assist you in moving past these challenges and start a new chapter in your life.

We are located in Metuchen, near the Woodbridge Avenue and Main Street train station.

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We Accept Insurance:

Call to check if your Insurance is in network. We accept many major insurance plans.

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