Guide To Choosing the Best Addiction Treatment Center

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Deciding where to seek addiction treatment is not easy. With the recent rise of opioid addiction, there has been an increase in unethical practices and deceptive marketing by addiction treatment centers. As a result, consumers don’t know who to trust and are struggling to find the best treatment option.

Finding the best rehab provider requires a lot of research. A lot of research should go into finding the best rehab provider. The following tips provide you with questions and topics to cover as you are on the journey to finding the right place.

14. Have Knowledge of Accreditation, Certifications and Licensing

Accretidation Rehab Center

First of all, you should know that a reputable drug rehab center will be accredited either by The Joint Commission or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF®).

Both of these independent, nonprofit organizations base accreditation on industry performance standards as well as demonstrated results, quality and value. Depending on the state, licensing requirements vary. It is important to note that state licensing is NOT the same as accreditation.

Additionally, drug rehab centers must be certified to advertise their services and programs through LegitScript (a third-party provider) on Google and Facebook.

This certification ensures only legitimate, quality rehab centers can advertise on these channels after a thorough evaluation process.

It may not be clear to you whether or not a treatment center is ethical, so pay attention to details when researching about a facility.

13. Credentials and Licenses of Clinical Staff

Clinical Staff

Ensure that the individuals providing drug rehab services and programs have the correct credentials and licenses. This indicates whether or not they meet nationally recognized standards for professional practice.

If you find that the staff is not licensed or accredited, they are likely to have inadequate training or experience to provide the best care.

Addiction treatment professionals should have one of the following credentials:

  • LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor)
  • LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
  • CAC (Certified Addictions Counselor)
  • CCDP (Certified Co-occurring Disorders Counselor).

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