Accredited Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

by | Dec 17, 2019 | Addiction | 0 comments

Substance use disorders affect an estimated 21.5 million people in the United States, according to the most recent data collected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Having access to quality, evidence-based addiction treatment is critical to helping millions of people experience a safe recovery and reduce their risk of relapse and fatal overdose.

Drug and alcohol rehab centers accredited by the Joint Commission such as Bridges of Hope are widely recognized for providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value of treatment programs.

What Is JCAHO Accreditation?

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is an independent, nonprofit organization that ensures people can experience safe, high-quality, high-value health care across all settings. JCAHO’s mission is to continuously improve health care for the public by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to provide the safest, most effective quality care. JCAHO currently accredits and certifies more than 22,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Drug rehab centers accredited by the Joint Commission are recognized across the country as providers of quality health care that meets or exceeds certain performance standards.

How Do Drug Rehab Centers Earn JCAHO Accreditation?

JCAHO-accredited drug rehab centers often seek accreditation to demonstrate to patients, their families, staff, and community members that they are committed to providing safe and proven treatments and services. First, a treatment center must contact JCAHO to request accreditation. Then, a representative from JCAHO visits the treatment center unannounced to conduct an on-site survey, during which the surveyor evaluates the care being delivered, reviews information and documentation provided by the organization, and observes and interviews staff and patients.

JCAHO bases its scoring and decision process on an evaluation of compliance with its accreditation standards and other requirements. Accreditation is awarded for a three-year period, during which the drug rehab center is surveyed regularly by JCAHO to ensure it continues to meet certain standards and deliver high-quality and high-value care.

Why Should Patients Choose JCAHO-Accredited Rehab Centers?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines addiction as a complex brain disorder and mental illness. Addiction recovery is often a lifelong journey with relatively high relapse rates of between 40% and 60%. Without professional, evidence-based treatment, patients with substance use disorders face the risk of relapse and drug overdose, which caused 70,237 deaths in the United States in 2017, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Patients who choose JCAHO-accredited drug rehab centers can feel confident knowing they are receiving quality, proven treatment that is customized specifically for them. These treatment centers are devoted to helping each and every patient experience a positive outcome and guiding them through all stages of the treatment process — from medical drug detox to therapy to aftercare that provides long-term support following completion of a rehab program.

At JCAHO-accredited rehab centers, patients can rest assured they will work one-on-one and in groups with professional therapists and medical doctors who are compassionate and understanding, and who will teach them valuable skills for staying sober and healthy for years to come.

Which Services Are Offered by JCAHO-Accredited Treatment Centers?

All evidence-based treatments offered by JCAHO-accredited drug rehab centers focus on helping patients recover from and manage every aspect of their substance use disorder. Treatment usually begins with medical drug and alcohol detox, which safely manages the physical symptoms of withdrawal to help patients overcome physical dependence. Medical detox can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on factors such as the type of substance used, the amount used, and the patient’s health status.

Following medical detox, patients transition into one of several treatment programs that address the unique underlying root causes of their substance use disorder. Many JCAHO-accredited treatment centers offer inpatient residential rehab and partial hospitalization programs.

These programs may include several of the following proven therapies:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • Community reinforcement therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • 12-step facilitation therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Dual diagnosis therapy
  • Medication maintenance
  • Group therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Substance abuse education
  • Relapse prevention training

Bridges of Hope Is Accredited by JCAHO

Bridges of Hope operates a JCAHO-accredited facility in Indiana and is recognized for being a nationwide leader in addiction treatment services.

Contact Bridges of Hope today at 765-358-7320 to learn more about available treatment programs, or fill out a free insurance verification form to verify your treatment benefits.