Center for Boomer Recovery
The Baby Boomer Generation is comprised of 77 million individuals born between the years of 1946 and 1964. Both leading and trailing edge baby boomers came of age under entirely different circumstances than their parents and their children. Idealistic in their youth, they set out to change every American institution and they continue to be a driving force of change in our social framework. Their influences include the Vietnam War, man’s first walk on the moon and many other political and social milestones. Today, another “Boomer” turns 50 approximately every 7 seconds.
The baby boomer profile is almost a paradox; they have spent lavishly on goods and services but want to recapture idealism. Youth oriented, they have kept many a plastic surgeon in business. They reject labels like “senior” or “older adult” and they oppose ageism. Some are helping aging parents while others still support kids in college or returning adult kids. Many feel the pressure to keep working beyond retirement, may feel trapped, and yearn for a sense of fulfillment and freedom.The Track
How do you reach the “Boomer” who suffers from addiction? The Center for Boomer Recovery offers this generation the opportunity to further explore their treatment needs. This track has been developed to holistically treat the individual that is a part of the broad and complex baby boomer generation. While patients will continue to be assigned to their primary treatment centers (Men, Women, Modern Adults, and Older Adult) they will participate in the Life Stages Track for Boomers on a daily basis to enhance their treatment. This treatment track will address the generational differences that impact a “Boomers” recovery-
- Growing up in a drug culture and how that influences ones perception of drug use and abuse.
- The effect of media on the pursuit of vitality and body image issues.
- The impact of caring for both parents and children while defining and finding purpose for self.
Life Stages Track for Boomers has no additional charge for Hanley Center’s residential patients.
For More Information
If you would like more information about the Life Stages Track for Boomers or other programs and services at Hanley Center, please call 561-841-1000 or 866-4HANLEY.