Baby boomers’ generational influences included pervasive drug and alcohol use, psychedelic icons and seismic cultural shifts. A legacy for many is the continued or increased use of drugs and/or alcohol. For others, current life stressors may lead to a quest for solace and the potential for substance addiction. Age-related health issues, blended families, grief and loss, financial strain and caring for both aging parents and children are among the pressures boomers face. Based on years of experience and age-specific research, Hanley Center’s team of qualified professionals have developed the pioneering, addiction recovery Freedom Program for Boomers.
This innovative, holistic residential treatment program for boomers -- introduced in April 2010 for individuals 46 to 64 years of old -- averages 60 to 90 days, and includes a longer detoxification period if patients are addicted to multiple drugs. After detoxification, assessment and initial stabilization, patients participate in the development of their individualized plan of care that sets realistic and achievable goals. In addition, Hanley Center professionals emphasize 12-step drug rehab programs and encourage patients to participate in off-site “sober meetings.” The curriculum also includes a two-day on-site family program, an important first step to restoring a healthy family dynamic.
Independence Program for Older Adults
While growing older can be enjoyable for some, many older adults are filled with loneliness, uncertainty and anxiety. They frequently struggle in silence with chemical addiction and the loss of their autonomy. As a result, Hanley Center launched the Independence Program for Older Adults, designed for those 65 and over.
This 12-step-based program features individual and group therapy sessions that explore what it means to age in today’s rapidly changing world. Additional issues addressed by the program include: Florida alcohol treatment, extended detoxification and the medical stabilization process, slower transitions between levels of care, complications due to cognitive function level, speech or hearing impairment, longer rest or relaxation periods, and other issues specific to older adults. Therapeutic relationships and specialized treatment enable older adults struggling with addiction to gain back their independence.
Milestone Program for Women
Our society and culture expects and facilitates roles for women that put them at the forefront of caring for and nurturing others, often at the expense of their own needs. In addition, a high percentage of women who suffer from addiction have experienced physical or mental abuse. As a result, too many women today turn to drugs and alcohol to help them cope with the guilt, shame, loneliness and helplessness they so often come to feel. With these needs in mind, Hanley Center designed the Milestone Program for Women, targeting those between the ages of 18 and 45.
An all-female staff, trained in women’s issues, understands the underlying causes of addiction in women and takes a proven multidisciplinary approach to treating each patient. Hanley’s gender-specific, treatment is based in the 12-step philosophy and fosters renewal of relationships with oneself and others through a combination of individual and group therapy sessions. This could include wellness activities, guided spiritual growth and a structured continuing care plan with the support of comprehensive outpatient services.
Benchmark Program for Men
From an early age, men typically have a harder time admitting a problem and tend to exaggerate the importance of their success and dreams. They prefer to have targets and goals to motivate themselves. When deprived of their basic emotional needs and life structure, these unfettered circumstances can lead men to comfort themselves with alcohol and drugs. For some, that initial feeling of drug-induced well-being becomes a physical addiction.
Hanley Center designed the Benchmark Program for Men for those between 18 and 45 years old. Based on proven 12-step principles, treatment during the program uses an innovative approach that addresses male issues in a safe and supportive atmosphere. The all-male staff creates a confidential environment in which men can communicate with one another. The men learn to explore emotions and issues, address their anger, reframe fear-based outlooks and responses, and build relationship skills.
Restoration Program for Families
The disease of addiction can ravage families. Most often, family members don’t know where to turn for help with their addicted love one. Hanley Center’s Foundation Program for Families is an educational, supportive and non-confrontational program for persons 18 years of age and older who know and care about a chemically dependent person.
The program offers information to help individuals better understand chemical dependency, treatment and family recovery. It includes lectures, video presentations and group discussions on addiction, recovery, relapse, family dynamics, and the effects of addiction on children. This group experience lets participants create a safe environment in which they are free to express their experiences, frustrations, hopes and concerns while learning to break the cycle of silence and shame.
Adolescent Outpatient Program
Hanley Center’s professionals treat adolescents and their families with dignity and respect in tiered outpatient programs. Adolescents who misuse substances receive skill-building education. Therapeutic care is necessary in emerging patterns of alcohol and other chemical abuse, and continuing care is often indicated in chemical dependency. Parental involvement plus peer and 12-step support are cornerstones of the program.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Hanley Center responds to individual treatment needs with a clinically-driven outpatient program. Professional staff oversees individual and group therapy sessions, and an integrated family program component. Recovery support incorporates the 12-step principles and offers new life skills and a continuing pathway to recovery. The program also offers a no-cost initial assessment.
For more information about one of the elite drug rehab centers in Florida, please visit our website (HanleyCenter.org)
# # #
At Hanley Center, we understand addiction and help individuals develop a personal plan of care that will best serve them in their path to recovery. With more than 20 years of individual victories over drug and alcohol addiction, Hanley Center has provided people with the tools to attain and maintain their freedom through addiction recovery.