Help for Older Adults
Older Adults May Need Support for Drug Treatment or Alcohol Treatment
The professional staff at Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment design innovative, effective and affordable drug rehab and alcohol treatment to serve the special needs of older adults, 55 and older and their families.
Aging, Disease and Substance Abuse
Many of the symptoms listed below are attributed to other diseases or are considered part of the aging process.
However, many older adults find that once they achieve sobriety, these symptoms disappear.
The signs of alcohol abuse and medication dependence in adults 55 and older are different from a younger person. They often drink at home alone so no one notices the severity of the substance abuse.
Many older adults or seniors are retired, so they don't have work-related problems due to alcohol or drug abuse. They drive less, so there's less opportunity for them to get arrested for driving under the influence.
Older Adult Substance Abuse Test
The following signs and symptoms are typical of older adults or seniors requiring drug rehab or alcohol treatment:
Please answer every question. If a question is not applicable, select No.
0 out of 19 "YES"
This total number of YES responses indicates you could have a problem with alcohol or drugs and should get a free
professional assessment by a Gateway certified addiction specialist.
Print Your Test Results to bring to your free professional substance abuse assessment at a Gateway rehabilitation center near you.
Congratulations! The person you are concerned about is doing well. If you do have questions or concerns, please call Gateway at 1.877.321.RECOVER
Please call Gateway at 1.877.321.RECOVER
Answering "yes" to 2 or more questions above may indicate a problem with alcohol or drugs.
For help or to schedule a free confidential screening, call 877-505-HOPE (877-505-4673).