10 Indicators of Quality Addiction Treatment

Over 21 million Americans are currently fighting at least one addiction, but only 10% of them actively seek support in their bid for sobriety. Even fewer still gain the world-class treatment that they deserve.

So, if you or a loved one is currently in need of professional care, it’s imperative that you look for the indicators of quality addiction treatment. Be sure to use the following checklist when analyzing prospective rehab centers and you won’t go wrong.

1. Assessment and identifying LOC (Level of care) needed

No two addicts are the same, which is why it’s vital to find a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that is dedicated to providing personalized care. A full and thorough assessment during the admissions phase is, therefore, one of the most important ingredients in the recipe for success.

In addition to understanding the type of addiction, the assessment can help identify the LOC level of care) that’s required. Patients commonly fall into one of the following five levels;

  • Level 0.5 Early Intervention Services for people who have problematic relationships with substances and are at risk of developing an addiction.
  • Level 1 Outpatient Services for those who have an addiction but are able to maintain their normal lifestyle.
  • Level 2 Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization Services for those that need greater intensity but can (largely) maintain a normal life.
  • Level 3 Residential/Inpatient Services for addicts who will benefit from time spent on-site at the center.
  • Level 4 Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Services for individuals who need 24/7 care until they get clean.

Both level 2 and level 3 services can be split into subcategories. Without a full diagnosis, receiving the best possible care is virtually impossible.

2. Comprehensive, integrated treatment approach

Selecting the right level of care for the patient is one thing, but individuals also need a comprehensive treatment that covers every base. At Peaks Recovery, integrated approaches identify the reasons behind your substance abuse while also finding the most effective strategies to begin long-term recovery.

From handling the withdrawal symptoms to living clean at the rehab center and then reintegrating back into daily life, gaining world-class support through every stage gives patients the best shot at long-term sobriety. Stats show that anywhere between one-third and two-thirds of addicts relapse in the first year of sobriety. So, this ongoing quality care is essential.

3. The understanding of the need for stages of treatment and recovery support

All patients must walk down their unique paths to sobriety and will subsequently require a fully tailored treatment plan that aligns to their individual needs. Nonetheless, all addicts will pass through the same phases of recovery. 

4. A safe, respectful, and welcoming environment

When entering a drug rehab center, for 24/7 inpatient care or outpatient visits you need to concentrate solely on your recovery, not feel worried about your safety and comfort. A welcoming environment that sets a positive first impression and continues to keep you safe and comfortable during your stay should be considered non-negotiable.

Peaks Recovery boasts comfortable rooms for patients, clean communal spaces, plenty of entertainment facilities, and excellent in-house chefs. The tranquil setting enables patients to enjoy the external spaces without temptation or access to substances too. 

5. Family involvement

Despite the misconceptions, drug and alcohol addictions do not all fall into the stereotype of being down and out. In fact, one in five problem drinkers are from affluent backgrounds and have supportive families as well as no major financial worries. For many addicts, loved ones are the main source of motivation to finally beat the addiction.

A world-class rehabilitation center that integrates a family program appreciates the influence that a supportive family can offer and can keep them involved in the interventions and early assessments while also arranging regular visits for inpatients. Likewise, by working with families, individuals will be blessed with a better support network once they return to daily life.

6. Use of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices

Compassion and care only get you so far. For the best results during your substance rehabilitation processes. If the carers do not provide the very best treatment plans, the very best results can’t be achieved. Peaks Recovery’s team of carers, therapists, and experts utilize a comprehensive range of evidence-informed practices, including but not limited to;

  • Dedicated detox and substance withdrawal care,
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy,
  • Individual and group counseling,
  • Treatment with medication,
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy.

Moreover, continued research and findings are used to ensure that the very best techniques are used every time.

7. Qualified staff

All drug and alcohol rehab services, from detoxification to IOP, must be conducted by qualified and thorough professionals. When looking at a center, you should check that the company has the following;

  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Chief clinical officers
  • Inpatient therapists (and what level of education standard they hold all their therapists to)
  • Outpatient therapists
  • Detox therapists
  • Case managers
  • Recovery coaches
  • Residential managers.

Qualified staff that continue to invest in their development will provide the best and most consistent care.

8. Provide outcomes

When looking at the vast sea of addiction treatment centers, you want to make sure that the one you are looking into can provide you with their treatment outcomes. Most centers hire a 3rd party to help them continuously track their program success or to help find areas that require room for improvement. They should either have outcomes on their website or when you call, you can ask if they have any available to tell you.

9. Cultural and gender competence

In addition to circumstantial backgrounds, all substance rehab patients deserve care from a team that understands diverse backgrounds. Cultural competence and gender care mean showing an appreciation of unique challenges and building rehab plans around those issues.

For example, when alcohol consumption is against a person’s religion or cultural lifestyle, patients from this background may need the reassurance of a private and confidential treatment plan. As well as treatments, on-site care such as dietary needs should be tailored accordingly. Otherwise, when a plan goes against a person’s individual circumstances, failure is guaranteed.

10. Accreditation from monitoring agencies

When looking at drug rehabilitation services for yourself or a loved one, you need to have 100% trust and confidence in the care provider. All providers can tell you how great they are, but seeing is believing.

Peaks Recovery has helped thousands of people through both inpatient and outpatient services, boasting a fantastic reputation among past patients. Moreover, the service is fully accredited under the Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program and is regularly monitored by outside agencies to confirm that our practices are safe, sustainable, and built with the patient’s long-term health at its core. 

Get Help at Peaks Recovery

When you need the support of a world-class drug and alcohol rehab center, Peals Recovery’s team of compassionate and caring experts is shown to deliver the personalized treatment plans needed to free you from your addictions.

Call us to arrange an assessment for a loved one today.