Addicted.org is not a drug rehab facility. Our goal is to help you find the best services for you or your loved one through our easy-to-navigate directory. We also have a confidential call center that can quickly help you assess what services can help you or your loved one.
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Commitment to High-Quality Medical Content
At Addicted.org, we pride ourselves on having trustworthy content that our readers can count on to be accurate and up-to-date. To achieve this, we follow the high standards outlined below:
- Our content is written by experts in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. The Addicted.org org team has over 100 years of combined experience.
- Our content is then reviewed by medical experts to ensure it is accurate and up to date. Our Medical Content Reviewer, Rohit Adi, has been practicing medicine for over 30 years.
- Our content is regularly updated to ensure you are reading the most up-to-date information on substance use and addiction recovery.
- We only use established sources in the field of addiction and mental health, making our content trustworthy and accurate.
Our directory of drug and alcohol rehabs was created to help individuals find quality care as fast as possible. To accomplish this, we researched thousands of centers across the country and organized the information, making it easy to navigate. This allows those seeking help to narrow down their options and find help quickly.
How We Choose Our Centers
Addicted.org hand-selects each center listed in our database using the following criteria.
- State Licensure
- Qualified Medical and Clinical Staff
- Effective Treatment Methods
- Ethical Standards
We ensure each new center we list is licensed by their state and check that they have an established clinical and medical staff. Before listing any new center, we check its online reputation and ensure they have a good history of working with clients.
As a rule, we make sure that the treatment methodology offered by the centers is tested and has a history of success. We include evidence-based, holistic, and alternative treatment models. We refrain from listing centers that utilize untested treatment practices that do have a proven track record of success.
Certifications and Accreditations like JCAHO and CARF ensure treatment centers meet a certain standard. We prioritize these listings, but also include centers that are not accredited. We do this because it gives individuals more options to choose from, and the absence of accreditation does not always mean the center is of low quality.
Finally, we are constantly monitoring the centers in our listing to make sure they meet our high ethical standards. If we find that a center is partaking in practices that are harmful or exploitive to its’ clients, then they are removed from our directory.
The Rehabilitation Journey
Below is a rehabilitation timeline. As you read through, make an honest assessment of where you or your loved one is at, this will help you find the best services for your situation.
|Rehabilitation Step||Explanation||Who may need this service|
Intervention (Pretreatment Step)
This is used when an individual hasn't realized or admitted he has a substance use issue. The process of intervention helps someone who may be unwilling to start on their recovery journey.
• Unwilling to get help
• Do not think they have a problem with drugs or alcohol
• Unable to be reached or located due to their continued drug use
Drug Detox and Medical Detox
This is usually the first step for many individuals who seek rehabilitation. Continuous drug and alcohol use can cause physical dependence. When coming off the substance, the body goes through withdrawal that causes extreme discomfort and is sometimes life-threatening. Depending on the type(s) of drug(s) and length of use there are two kinds of detox, medical and non-medical. Both provide a comfortable environment where an individual can safely come off drugs and alcohol under the supervision of medical professionals. The difference is medical detox uses prescription-strength medications to assist an individual through the withdrawal process. While not all withdrawal is life-threatening, making someone more comfortable during the process may be the difference between going to treatment and sticking with it once they start.
• Heavy alcohol users, Benzodiazepine users, & Opiate users (Medical)
• Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana users (Non-Medical)
• Individuals who are scared/unwilling to go to treatment due to fear of going through withdrawal
Outpatient Drug Rehab
This involves visiting a facility a couple of times a week to help someone stop or prevent substance use. While participating in outpatient rehabilitation, individuals usually work one-on-one with counselors and do different group activities. This service can help reinforce what was learned during inpatient rehabilitation or help educate those making poor decisions.
• Individuals who have completed inpatient rehab and are continuing their recovery journey
• People who cannot attend inpatient rehab because of work or other responsibilities
• Those who may be at high risk to acquire a substance use issue and have made poor decisions regarding drug and alcohol use
How to Achieve Rehabilitation
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation takes effort and quite a bit of time. It requires addressing the physical, mental, and often spiritual damage that drugs inflict on a person. This includes intensive work, which aims to resolve the underlying issues that the person is using drugs to cope with or solve. It also involves relapse prevention, which gives the person a new set of tools to handle life’s problems rather than resorting to substances to escape.
Rehabilitation exists to give people their lives back. Settling for anything less cheats people out of the miracles achieved every day in rehabs across the country.