Hanley Center offers new treatment program for the unique needs of Baby Boomers
WEST PALM BEACH, Fl. May 13, 2009 - They can be among the most challenging patients. Baby Boomers are just different and they are the first to say so. At Hanley Center research has led to the development of a special program called Life Stages Track For Boomers.
Here’s what we found. Baby Boomer patients, unlike their parents’ generation, are more likely to have experimented with drugs in their youth. They also are more likely to return to drugs and alcohol as they mature. We also are finding that treating addiction in Baby Boomers offers its own unique challenges.
Baby Boomers hate getting old, expect quick fixes to their problems, have a high divorce rate, expect to work longer and often face the stress of taking care of older parents and children.
Even within Baby Boomers there are two groups. Some - the Leading Edge of Boomers - came of age during Woodstock and the Vietnam War. Others - the Trailing Edge - came of age as the Berlin Wall was coming down and the internet was taking off.
Hanley deals with the unique characteristics of the Boomer generation with a program track that meets their specific needs yet remains based on Hanley's 12-Step, holistic and medically-based treatment model.
We invite you to learn more about the growing problem of Baby Boomer addiction, the research that is taking place and the approach Hanley Center is taking to help them cope.