When it comes to addiction treatment, accreditations and certifications from third-party healthcare organizations are perhaps the most important signal of a high-quality standard of care.
Rehab Center Accreditation
Organizations such as the Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the Council on Accreditation (COA) all oversee care standards for recovery centers.
These organizations have a thorough and grueling process for assessing a facility’s staff, training, treatment programs, and facilities for a dedication to quality and treatment efficacy.
Receiving the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval is the highest accreditation a rehab center can receive — we always look for rehab facilities with this distinction first.
Facilities with more than one accreditation (dually accredited) have an even higher standard of care.
Rehab Center Certifications and Partnerships
Finally, certain certifications and partnerships can also signal a facility’s high standards. For example, LegitScript certification signifies a facility’s dedication to publishing transparent, research-backed information on its website.
Partnerships with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) or other recovery-focused organizations demonstrate that a facility is dedicated to helping not just their own patients but the recovery community as a whole.
We look first for these highest markers of care standards when researching rehab facilities.