Medicare Covers Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Medicare covers much more than basic medical care
, which is probably not a big surprise to anyone. What may be news is that mental health treatment and alcohol and drug treatment are covered. This is important to know because an increasing number of seniors are in need of these services, and Tarzana Treatment Centers provides all of them.
Senior alcohol and drug abuse
can begin with anxiety, depression, physical pain, and even social factors like loneliness or boredom. One may begin drinking earlier in the day, which can progress until cocktail hour is at 9am. Another individual may be prescribed painkillers
or anxiety medication, like Vicodin or Xanax, and become addicted because negative feelings don’t feel so bad with them. These are just two examples of how senior substance abuse can start.
Addiction survivors are entering their senior years, and many of them are going back to alcohol and other drugs. The substance use may not be very different from past senior generations, but the stigma of being drunk or high is not as prevalent with the Baby Boomers. On one hand, this means that recreational drugs, like cocaine and crystal meth, are sometimes abused. And on the other hand, family members might feel at ease discussing the need for alcohol
or drug detox
with this group.
Tarzana Treatment Centers provides addiction and mental health treatment under Medicare coverage. We know what other problems to look for when addiction is presented as a primary problem with seniors. And we can usually treat all of them under one roof. We want to help make the golden years special and not filled with problems.
Telemedicine services are also available with online medical care, online mental health treatment, and online alcohol and drug treatment.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.