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The opioid crisis has destroyed lives and torn families apart. However, it also fueled an industry that is estimated to generate 35 billion a year.
Once you’ve made the decision to seek help, the next step is to find and choose a rehab program. There are rehabs that exist to change lives and make a difference. However, there are also rehabs that exist first and foremost to make money.
You obviously want to find the first kind of rehab, but how do you find one that is credible and affordable?
The first thing you’ll want to do is take a look at a rehab’s credentials. Here are two items to look for:
- Certification by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). NAATP was formed in 1978 to ensure high-quality treatment that can change lives. The organization works to ensure that best practices are being used. Read more about what the certification means here.
- The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. To earn it, a rehab must first apply for accreditation. After the application, a team of experts visit the facility to conduct a thorough review. If the commission’s standards aren’t met, accreditation is not given. Read more about the Gold Seal of Approval here.
90-Day Addiction Treatment Centers
Rehab is not the same thing as detoxing. Getting drugs or alcohol out of your system can be done in about a week. Truly healing from addiction—and learning how to live without numbing yourself—takes much longer.
Research shows that treatment programs that are 90 days or longer are more effective than shorter stints. It’s also important to look for a rehab that treats co-occurring conditions such as depression or anxiety—a process that also requires time.
The other thing you’ll want to look for is a qualified staff. We’ll examine that next in Part Two of our series on finding a treatment program.
About The Raleigh House
The Raleigh House is a residential treatment center located in Denver where you can find the help you need to rebuild your life. Our team of experts works together to tackle both the physical and mental aspects of addiction. Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs.