When choosing a treatment center, it is important to know that you are entering a facility that offers evidence-based care. There are many centers that may not offer the best care and often they do not hold the necessary accreditation and licensure that is needed to run a reputable and successful treatment center. Licensure and accreditation will help to differentiate between credible treatment centers that offer the quality care you deserve.
What Does Licensure mean?
In Florida, credible rehabilitation and treatment centers must be licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). For a center to be eligible for licensure by DCF, the facility must abide by specific guidelines and rules that are put in place to ensure the safety of the treatment facility and the reliability of the treatment methods delivered to its patients. Staff members of the facility are required to undergo drug testing and background screenings prior to being employed by a treatment center. If you are considering entering a treatment facility that is not licensed by DCF, you should contact the center and ask them about their accreditation and licensure. Treatment centers that are not accredited and licensed by DCF in the state of Florida are not ensured to be reputable, and they may not be able to give you the highest quality of treatment.
Licensed Treatment Facilities
Licensed treatment facilities offer comprehensive care that uses treatments and techniques that have been proven to be successful in helping their patients achieve and maintain sobriety from drugs and alcohol. Further, licensed facilities usually have staff that is extremely experienced and highly qualified to treat multiple types of addictions and substance abuse disorders. This includes treatment for individuals who have co-morbid mental health issues and disorders that affect their tendency to become addicted and abuse substances.
Within a high-quality treatment facility, an individual who is suffering from a co-morbid mental health condition and substance abuse disorder can be treated for both of these issues. This dual approach to treatment is crucial in achieving and maintaining an individual’s success in gaining and maintaining sobriety.
If you or a loved one are seeking help for a substance abuse disorder or issues with addiction, please contact us at 800-737-0933. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day and look forward to speaking with you and addressing your specific questions and concerns you may have about receiving treatment.