Following a healthy diet and getting regular exercise can help people remain as healthy as possible. The new energy and strength will increase the confidence and drive needed to overcome a substance use problem.
Caregiver and Family Assistance
Sometimes family members or loved ones enable an older person to continue their substance misuse, without knowing it.
Joining a group for family and friends, such as Al-Anon, helps caregivers and family members to understand deal with a person’s substance misuse. These groups also are a support system for stressed caregivers, offering relief, new skills, and a chance to share experiences with people in similar situations.
A person can find these groups through community resources like local religious institutions, libraries, and organizations for older adults.
Last Updated May 2023