Where is the best place for a 60-year-old woman to go to rehab?Serenity Vista
“Help! I’m a 65-year-old grandmother. I cannot go to my local treatment center. I see those characters behind the big fence they have there. Smoking or vaping like fiends. I feel intimidated by the look of some of those men and women.”
What are the appropriate alcohol treatment options for retired professional women? Yes, addiction is the great leveler, no doubt about it. Whether it be alcoholism, drug addiction, or other form of addiction. Addiction runs the whole gamut from the park bench to Park Avenue. Addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer.
People come from different places and circumstance, and hit bottoms at different places. The very thought of drug, alcohol & other drug rehab can be very frightening for anyone. It can feel especially intimidating to a mature woman who may have, or may have had, a successful career, and has supportive family and community. The thought of going to rehab might feel humiliating for some.
But, consider the potential consequences of not getting help if alcohol or another form of addiction is starting to show up as a problem in your life.
Wake Up Calls and Moments of Clarity
Restricted Access to Grandchildren
One of the most often wake up calls mature woman cite is being told they will not have free, or even any, access to grandchildren. We’ve heard all the stories.
“My 6 year old granddaughter Shelby was staying over the night. I love her so much and was excited to have her stay. I was drinking wine like I always do, but I was trying to drink less and hide it from her. And especially to not drink much until she went to bed.
I am so ashamed of what happened. It is very hard for me to talk about this. In the morning, that sweet baby granddaughter of mine found me passed out on the kitchen floor. I had fallen and hit my head. There was blood. And more that I cannot talk about just yet. She knew how to call her mama, my daughter-in-law, for help.
My son told me I couldn’t see my granddaughter again until I got help. I am broken inside knowing how much I scared her.”
Interventions by Friends and/or Family
“My husband died almost 3 years ago. Adjusting to widowhood has been very difficult for me. My whole life turned inside out and upside down. My daughter stayed close to help me, but after a few months, my supportive family and friends went back about their own lives.
I never drank much alcohol my whole life! I joined my husband for wine or drinks now and again for special occasions, but I never drank by myself, or to excess. That is until the loneliness and truth settled down all around me. I was alone, and that glass of wine made it more bearable. This drinking quickly escalated from drinking a glass or two after dinner, to starting at noon and drinking through the evening. Within 8 months, I decided waiting for noon was ridiculous. I just wanted to stop feeling anything.
I had a wakeup call when a group of my friends arranged an intervention for me. I am so grateful for them. They really are my lovely friends and they do care about me. I clearly have a problem with alcohol and need rehab.”
These are just two common scenarios. Mature professional women appreciate the holistic nature of Serenity Vista. For example:
- Very small group setting of only 3 or 4 other guests
- Compassionate and empathetic therapists with decades of experience
- Creative Arts and Crafts
- Music – drumming, crystal and metal bowls for ‘sound baths’ – and more
- Gentle spiritual guidance with engaging and informative activities for inner exploration
- Healthy delicious foods and moderate exercise, including yoga
If you are a mature professional woman
If you are recently retired, widowed or divorced
If you are approaching a milestone birthday like 50, 60, 65 or 70
If you want to regain the trust of your children and grandchildren
If you are ready for a new and exciting trajectory of the rest of your life
Consider private holistic rehab in beautiful Panama. Boquete is a retirement haven for North American expats, and you will see why.
Many women, just like you, have come to Serenity Vista, and absolutely loved the experience. Many keep in touch and share their joy at having renewed relationships with children and grandchildren. Their lives have transformed to joyous contentment, inner peace, and a new love of life. You, too, can experience this newfound freedom and love of life and family!
It doesn’t have to get any worse. You have many years of a wonderful life in sobriety awaiting you! This is the very best gift you can give yourself, and your loved ones!