Like any industry, recovery centers face scrutiny for shoddy business practices. When drug and alcohol rehab centers follow substandard guidelines, people needing help suffer from chronic relapse. One drug and alcohol rehab facility in South Florida is battling to make a difference by following evidence-based standards and maintaining accreditation for quality behavioral health care.
Alcohol Rehab Locations Under Scrutiny
It is no secret that Palm Beach County, especially Delray Beach, is a hotbed of recovery centers and considered the recovery capital of America. Hundreds of drug and alcohol rehab centers and sober houses are in little over fifteen square miles. With so many in a small radius it can be hard for potential clients to find a reputable clinic.
City officials throughout the county have developed a task force to weed out sober houses that are not safe. In July 2016, a Sober Home Task Force was created to protect vulnerable people needing treatment. By October 2016, six sober home operators accepting kickbacks and brokering patients were arrested.
The Sober Home Task Force is hard at work to shut down recovery centers who act like “body farms”, filling patient beds but not offering quality treatment. While encouraging, the question remains how potential clients can find quality help now?
Look for the Joint Commission’s Golden Seal of Approval To Find Quality Care
Any drug and alcohol rehab can say they are the best or follow evidence-based standards, but few can prove the claim. When looking for recovery help, ask if the drug or alcohol rehab has been evaluated by the Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program. This program evaluates compliance with behavioral health care standards for treatment.
To be accredited, drug and alcohol rehab centers are evaluated on-site with interviews of people being treated and a review of all procedures related to patient care. This evaluation takes place every three years to guarantee quality of service remains constant. Only drug and alcohol rehab centers proving continual compliance with behavioral health care standards receive the golden seal of approval from the Joint Commission.
Northlake Recovery Proudly Displays the Golden Seal of Approval
Northlake Recovery in Palm Beach County has earned the golden seal of approval by providing quality, evidence-based care to those seeking drug and alcohol rehab services.
“Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral health care organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families,” said Tracy Griffin Collander, LCSW, executive director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Northlake Recovery for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”
Don’t be Fooled by False Promises Made by Other Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers
It is too easy to be fooled by false promises of quality care at low prices. Don’t evaluate a drug or alcohol rehab by the price tag. Check for a drug or alcohol rehab center’s golden seal of approval before accessing services. Affordable care is possible at an accredited center. Call Northlake Recovery at (561)-770-6616 to find out how we can help you get your life back.