What credentials does the program clinical staff hold?
Credentials and licenses ensure that the person providing services meets nationally recognized standards for professional practice. Some of the credentials held by addiction professionals include, but are not limited to, LCSW, LPC, CSAC, or CADC.
What does your medical staff consist of?
Being able to address the physical health, alongside of the emotional and psychological health, of the client is an important piece of substance abuse treatment. Clients should be assessed by a physician during treatment and have general health care needs met.
What type of programming does the facility offer?
Treating addiction requires a wide variety of clinical modalities due to the fact that every person entering recovery has a different set of needs.
What is the client-to-counselor ratio?
It is important to maintain a low client-to-counselor ratio that ensures clients receive the individualized attention and care required to effectively address their addictions.
Does the program offer an individualized treatment approach?
No person entering recovery is the same as the next and all clients deserve to have that fact recognized. Each client’s needs are unique and require an individualized approach based on a number of different areas.
Is the treatment and housing gender specific?
Research shows that men and women have different needs in the recovery process and have increased chances for success when given opportunities to be separated by gender.
What does the program staff consist of?
Treating patients in an integrative manner will lead to greater success while in treatment and ultimately in recovery.
What is the environment of the facility like?
An environment where clients can feel safe and protected that reflects respect and dignity will ensure clients are able to get the most out of the treatment process. It is important for clients not to feel institutionalized when participating in addictions treatment and is one that allows for them to feel dignified.
What kind of support is available for the families?
Understanding the recovery process is not only important for the client but for the family too. Studies now document that treatment of the client in isolation from the family significantly impacts the person’s chances of success.
Is there ongoing support after leaving treatment?
Treatment in isolation is not enough to sustain recovery for most patients. A tapered approach to treatment that allows for clients to step down in care is critical to help the client continue to make healthy and safe steps forward.
Does the program work with insurance companies?
Treatment can be a necessary step in a person’s life but also a significant expense. Navigating the complexities of insurance and other payment options can be difficult and frustrating. Finding a facility that works hard to keep people in treatment and can help clients and family members through the insurance process is critical.