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Retirees and Opium Addiction

Retirees and Opium AddictionRetirees may resort to drug use to help cope with the pain and stress they experience during retirement.  There are often misunderstandings of what retirement will be like, and many find retirement to be more difficult than they planned.

How Can Retirement Cause, Contribute To or Worsen Addiction?

Like any major life event, retirement can cause, contribute to or even worsen an addiction. The following are some examples of addiction triggers in retirement:

  • More free time
  • Stress about financial status
  • Boredom

Because seniors are no longer working, they have more free time and will find activities to occupy their time. Some may resort to drug use or increase their use, which can lead to addiction. Newly retired seniors may find more financial pressures compared to when they were working. Thus, they may resort to drug use to help cope with the stress. Boredom is also common when an individual first retires due to having so much more free time.

Opium Addiction Treatment for Retirees

Addiction does not discriminate and can affect every age group. Opium addiction treatment for retirees can include the following:

  • Inpatient treatment
  • Assisted living
  • Home-based therapy

Inpatient treatment is beneficial for seniors because they can experience withdrawal symptoms with little to no pain while being medically supervised. Seniors are at an increased risk due to previous health conditions and current conditions, which can cause extreme weakness and other heart complications.  Assisted living helps seniors enjoy their independence while taking away the daily stress of home maintenance. This can allow seniors to fully enjoy their retirement without additional stress. Home-based therapy is when caseworkers go to clients’ homes and help them manage daily stress and problems.

Opium Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction to opium, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our highly trained counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment available. One call can change your entire life, so call us today.