WHAT DOES HIGH-QUALITY ADDICTION TREATMENT LOOK LIKE?
High-quality addiction treatment facilities should include ALL of these Shatterproof National Principles of Care©:
Fast Access to Treatment
You should be able to get treatment as soon as you’re ready.
Personalized Evaluation and Treatment Plan
Treatment should consider your unique needs. One-size treatment does not fit all.
Access to Medications for Opioid or Alcohol Use Disorders
Treatment providers should work with you to find out if a medication, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may be the best choice for treating your substance use disorder.
Effective Behavioral Therapies for Addiction
Certain behavioral health therapies—such as cognitive behavioral therapy and family behavior therapy—are proven to help manage and treat addiction effectively.
Long-term Treatment and Follow-up
Addiction treatment should include long-term management and follow-up, not just one-time treatment.
Coordinated Care for Mental and Physical Health
Your treatment plan should include treatment for other illnesses you may have, such as mental health (like depression or anxiety) and physical health conditions (like diabetes or hepatitis).
Additional Services to Support Recovery
Treatment is more successful when other circumstances also are addressed, such as housing, employment, and personal relationships.