Some key factors to consider when choosing an alcohol and drug treatment center are:
Is the facility licensed and accredited?
When looking for a treatment facility for addiction, it’s important to find one that carries the appropriate license and accreditation. A licensed facility has met the established guidelines for the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction by the state they operate in. In order to receive accreditation an alcohol and drug treatment facility must receive approval from an outside accreditation body. This process involves a thorough process of confirmation that the facility meets the high standards of care established for the addiction treatment industry. When looking for if the facility is accredited there’s two accreditation’s that stand out in the addiction treatment industry: CARF and JCAHO.
What is the typical length of stay?
Alcohol and drug addiction treatment duration varies from patient to patient. While some may prefer a shorter length of stay, a longer length of stay has been shown to improve an individual’s overall well-being. Alcohol and drug abuse is more than a physiological dependence; it affects all aspects of an individual including their psychological well-being. Longer rehabilitation programs allow a person to take the time they need to properly stop abusing a substance while working on their mental health, recovery and interpersonal relationships. However, that is not to say some may not benefit from shorter-term addiction treatment. Those with some sobriety time, or work or childcare obligations should consider an alcohol and drug treatment center that’s going to work for them.