Addiction Treatment for Older Adults

Addiction Treatment for Older Adults

Research shows that individuals experience improved outcomes when treated among their peers. Pine Grove’s Legacy program is an age-specific path to addiction treatment for adults over the age of 55.


Pine Grove’s Legacy program provides treatment for substance abuse among adults 55 years of age and older. Legacy also treats dual diagnosis, trauma, and mood disorders. Each patient’s individualized treatment plan is evaluated by our multi-disciplinary treatment team on a weekly basis. Pine Grove’s Legacy program includes residential level addiction treatment as well as a step down partial hospitalization program for patients based on the clinical decisions of the treatment team. For more information about Pine Grove’s Legacy program please contact our Call Center at 1-888-574-4673. To view answers to frequently asked questions about our substance abuse treatment offerings, please visit our FAQ page.


Literary evidence suggests improved outcomes for adult patients who are treated among their peers. The Legacy Program is specifically designed for men and women age 55 plus. The treatment components include:

  • Inpatient Detox Protocol
  • 12-Step Assignment
  • 12-Step Study Group
  • Spirituality Group
  • Gender-Specific Groups
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Grief & Loss Group
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Educational Lectures & Workshops
  • Family Week Program
  • Medication Management
  • Team Building
  • Off-Site 12-Step Meetings
  • Accepts Medicare for Detoxification
  • CNA Availability for Private Duty (Extra Charges Apply)
  • 24-hour Nursing Care On-Site – Neuro-Psych Testing as Indicated


Pine Grove’s Legacy program also has the ability to compassionately care for patients with medical issues. Legacy offers 24 hour nursing care and a multi-disciplinary team of staff including Addictionologists, Psychiatrists, Therapists, Nurse Practitioners and a Dietitian. Additionally, Pine Grove is a part of Forrest General, a 512-bed hospital and Level II trauma center.


Inpatient detox services are available for patients entering one of Pine Grove’s residential alcohol and drug treatment programs such as the Men’s Next Step program, Women’s Center, or Legacy program.


Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is proud to offer our patients, who are licensed professionals, a specific Professionals Recovery Track to enhance their recovery and promote post treatment success. This program provides dedicated focus to the issues that are specific to licensed professionals, in order for these patients to be better equipped to return to work safely upon discharge.

Patients within Pine Grove’s Professionals Recovery Track meet daily for 90-minute group sessions within their treatment process. The Professionals Recovery Track is inclusive with the patient’s primary treatment program, the topics our professionals in treatment address within the 90-minute group sessions include:

  • Professionalism
  • Boundaries
  • Monitoring
  • Career Factors
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Self Care for Professionals

Partial Hospitalization: Step-Down Treatment

The Legacy program includes residential level addiction treatment. We also have incorporated a step down partial hospitalization program for clients, based on the clinical decisions of our treatment team.


Structured Family Recovery is a program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services that outlines how each family member impacts a patient’s recovery after treatment. Developed by Pine Grove Consultant Debra Jay, this program creates a defined family support system which can provide empathy, understanding, and accountability once a patient completes residential treatment.

Pine Grove is open and accepting new patients while taking all necessary precautions to protect against COVID-19. Learn More