What is an Evidence Based Rehabilitation Center?
Authored by Audra Franchini
Our RCA substance abuse treatment centers offer comprehensive, evidence-based treatment.
With 22.5 million people fitting the criteria for substance abuse or dependence in 2014, it is clear that we need to take action to combat addiction. It is essential that a rehabilitation center be able to offer up-to-date, evidence-based treatments that will be effective in helping each individual, rather than an outdated or rigid program which may be insufficient for many patients. Lighthouse understands that every patient and every situation is unique and that addiction is a disease. For this reason, each RCA provides highly individualized, evidence-based treatment plans to cure our patient’s addiction.
The Benefits of An Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Center
Evidence-based treatment involves three key aspects:
- Research Supported Work: Rehabilitation centers that utilize evidence-based treatment use methods that are supported by research and have been shown to be effective in our substance abuse treatment centers. This means patients receive treatment that is demonstrably helpful in aiding recovery.
- Professional Treatment Team: In evidence-based programs, patients are monitored and treated by trained professionals to ensure that treatments are properly performed. Professionals are able to evaluate an individual’s history so they can adapt treatment plans specific to the individual’s needs.
- Consideration of Patient’s Values: Because of the individualized nature of evidence-based rehabilitation programs, the rehab center must take the patient’s personal values and needs into account. Therefore, an effective treatment plan must account for many aspects of our patient’s life. For example, it considers what is important to them and what they need help with. So, with this comprehensive approach, a rehab program is able to offer patients the help they need. It helps them physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially to aid them in a full recovery and to maintain abstinence.
At Recovery Centers of America, we understand that treating patients struggling with addiction is more than just treating the symptoms. Patients need comprehensive care to enable them to return to their normal lives and live them to the fullest.
We understand the gravity of addiction and the complexity of the recovery process. We offer a full continuum of evidence-based care for all patients at RCA rehabilitation centers. Utilizing valuable, well-researched methods, we tailor our programs to meet the diverse and complex needs of our patients. To learn more about Lighthouse rehabilitation centers, call us at 1-800-RECOVERY.