Choosing the Right Treatment Center: 10 Things to Ask

Choosing the Right Treatment Center: 10 Things to Ask

Long-lasting recovery from compulsive and self-defeating behaviors is possible, and seeking treatment is a perfect place to start. Although, admittedly, choosing a treatment center can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect. Here we offer some guidance you can trust to help you find your way to a new start at the right treatment center.

  1. Is the facility accredited by the Joint Commission as well as vetted by LegitScript?

Licensed and accredited recovery centers conform to rigorous requirements that help ensure they offer quality treatment. The most well-known and highly regarded accreditation body is the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organization. Many reputable treatment centers will display their seal. Meanwhile, licensing is offered by states, which vary widely in their requirements. In addition the Joint Commission, treatment centers are now required to be certified by LegitScript – an online compliance body – and subjected to monthly reviews to meet stringent requirements regarding leadership and quality of care.

Ensuring that a facility meets these basic standards will improve the likelihood that a treatment program is solid and effective. It’s not always clear which treatment facilities are unethical, so be cautious if you find a number of negative news stories or reviews about a facility.

Scottsdale Providence is accredited and licensed by the Joint Commission and approved by Legit Script. We are deeply committed to efficacy, ethics, and integrity in treatment. Giving our clients a foundation for lasting recovery is our bottom line.

  1. Is the level of care and length of stay right for you?

There are several options for treatment, and most facilities will help you determine what type of program is best suited to your needs during the initial evaluation and assessment period. In inpatient care, patients live full-time at the facility. In outpatient care, clients attend the facility during the day or in the evenings and go home at night—a great option for people who are unable to take long absences from work, family, or other commitments. There are also intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization programs, which offer a more intensive treatment experience than a fully outpatient program, but don’t require clients to live full-time at the center.

Care can range anywhere from 28 days to upwards of a year. Research shows that the longer an individual remains in care, the better their chances of achieving long-term recovery. Programs with the best track records usually last longer than 30 days.

Scottsdale Providence offers Partial Hospitalization, day and evening Intensive Outpatient, as well as intervention services. We provide rigorous evaluations to match clients with the optimum treatment plan, setting clients up for success.

  1. Is the facility qualified to treat trauma or co-occurring disorders?

    There is consensus among experts and clinicians that mental health issues or trauma often accompanies addiction. Finding a facility that has the acumen to address these issues will often be crucial for meaningful treatment.

At SPRC we believe that treating past trauma and mental health issues concurrent with substance abuse treatment is vital to recovery. Our team of specialists has a track record of success and welcomes all who seek help and wish to change.

  1. Does the facility use the 12 steps? Do they teach life skills and coping mechanisms?

Treatment of underlying conditions is crucial for contented, long-term recovery. A high-quality treatment center will play a central role in addressing these root causes and teaching clients critical new life skills.

SPRC specializes in the treatment of underlying drivers and gives clients a foundation in the 12 steps to carry them long into the future. Our licensed therapists work closely with individuals, meeting them wherever they are and helping them to achieve clearly defined treatment goals.

  1. What type of support is available for families?

Evidence has shown that support from family and community plays an important role in ensuring that recovery lasts beyond a treatment program. Cultivating a robust support network and healing past relationships creates a vital support network people need as they resume their lives beyond treatment.

At Scottsdale Providence, we believe in including the family in the recovery process. We provide client progress updates whenever possible, weekly visitation, and a monthly lecture series designed to provide the family and loved ones with essential tools helpful in repairing damaged relationships.

  1. What are the payment options?

Many insurance policies cover some or all of a treatment program. Alternatively, many treatment centers offer a range of financing options and payment plans. Exercise caution, however—just because a treatment program is expensive doesn’t mean it offers high-caliber care; luxury doesn’t necessarily equal quality. Many less-ethical facilities are driven by the bottom line, while helping people recover is a secondary priority.

At SPRC, most insurance policies are accepted. We can handle the paperwork, leaving you to focus on getting the care you need. Helping people recover is our foremost priority at this center, and our track record illustrates our integrity and commitment to this aim.

  1. Do you offer detox at the treatment center?

Detox involves withdrawal symptoms that can be severe and life-threatening, so appropriate supervision is important. Thorough, medically supervised detoxification ensures that patients are physically stabilized before beginning the multi-dimensional treatment process.

At SPRC, we create a treatment plan specific to each client’s needs. Whether you require a detox, rehabilitation, or amenities like a specific nutrition plan, our team and facilities go to great lengths to meet individual needs.

  1. Is the staff properly trained?

Proper training and associated credentials help ensure that the treatment facility’s staff is well equipped to offer meaningful help to someone trying to get well. Nationally recognized standards for professional practice include LADC (licensed alcohol and drug counselor), LPC (licensed professional counselor), CAC (certified addictions counselor), or CCDP (certified co-occurring disorders counselor).

The team at SPRC has a wealth of experience and expertise. We pride ourselves on our standards of efficacy, integrity, and experience. Our staff holds degrees and certifications from a variety of top-notch programs, and works collaboratively to treat each client holistically. Meet our team, and see for yourself!

  1. What treatment methods are available?

A rigorous treatment facility will offer evidence-based interventions that give clients the tools necessary for long-term recovery. A comprehensive overhaul to basic coping mechanisms and life skills is often necessary to maintain sobriety, and there are many treatment methods that address this need. Learning about the center’s philosophy, environment and methodology can give you insight into the rigor and quality of the facility.

At Scottsdale Providence, our goal for every client is to experience a profound change through cutting edge, evidence-based practices provided by an experienced, hand-selected professional team. Our comprehensive treatment program includes CBT, DBT, Neurofeedback, Yoga, Fitness, EMDR, and a meaningful introduction to the 12 Steps. SPRC was founded on the principle that anyone suffering from addiction can have a long-lasting recovery from compulsive and self-defeating behaviors. We believe that true change is possible and sustainable.

  1. Does the program offer ongoing support after completing treatment?

For most people, undergoing treatment alone is generally insufficient to maintain lasting recovery. An aftercare plan that includes participation in a 12-step program (such as Alcoholics Anonymous) or other support group is extremely helpful. A thorough treatment program will assist the client as they take their next steps.

At SPRC, our therapists develop a discharge plan with each client before graduation from the program. We believe in maintaining relationships with our alumni and provide periodic follow-up “well checks”.

Have more questions? We would love to hear from you. Reach out today—help and answers are available!

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