When choosing a drug and alcohol addiction treatment provider for a client, for you or a loved one, timing is critical. The number of possibilities are staggering but so is the need to stay within network for insurance purposes. To help you find the best possible care in the shortest amount of time and to ensure that you are making the most informed decision, Clear Springs Ranch suggests looking for these 10 criteria:
- Credentialed, inpatient treatment program
- On-site, medically-supervised detoxification
- Licensed and accredited facility and program
- Selected by and accepting of a wide variety of insurance providers
- Customized, interdisciplinary treatment program
- Evidence-based treatment approaches and modalities
- Compassionate and highly-trained staff
- On-staff Medical doctor who is trained in addiction treatment
- Integrated, supportive family program
- Active and coordinated aftercare program
Inpatient treatment programs are designed to provide interdisciplinary, coordinated care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for clients who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. The best inpatient care options are ones that are credentialed and that include integrated and medically supervised services and programming. The inpatient facility’s approach should be comprehensive and bio-psychosocial. The designated space, whether it is hospital-based or freestanding, must be for appropriate for all forms of medical treatment and engagement. Daily therapeutic services and other activities must be offered under the supervision and care of a trained staff. The result should be a protective environment for recovery.
Medically supervised detoxification is best for clients and staff when offered on-premises. Safe stabilization of clients should include the evaluation and treatment of all co-occurring disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, depression and anxiety. Beyond the obvious medical advantages, onsite detox gives patients the ability to begin their therapeutic work concurrently with the detox process. Look for a program where the clinical and therapeutic work start during the detox process with individualized care designed around the patient’s unique needs.
Accreditation is a formal recognition that an organization has demonstrated its commitment to encouraging feedback, continuously improving services, enhancing performance, and managing risk. For example, Clear Springs Ranch has received a three-year CARF accreditation for adult inpatient treatment for alcohol and other drug and addictions. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers, which assists service providers in improving the quality of their services. When a service or program is CARF accredited, it means it has undergone a rigorous, in-depth review of its services, and has demonstrated substantial conformance to the CARF standards during the on-site survey. The program has demonstrated its commitment to delivering quality services that focus on clients’ needs and preferences.
The cost of quality care for clients facing drug and alcohol addictions should never be prohibitive. Choosing an in-network addiction treatment provider that is knowledgeable and respective of insurance coverage is always best. In addition to setting up the ability for private pay options, Clear Springs Ranch accepts most in-network and out-of-network insurance policies including:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Scott & White Health Plan
- United Behavioral Health/Optum
- Value Options
- Magellan Health
- MHNet/Comp (Aetna)
- Humana Behavioral Health/Life Synch
Each client’s length of stay is based upon his or her unique needs. At Clear Springs Ranch, we believe a minimum of 60 days is optimal for long-term recovery, but clients can have a shorter length of stay necessitated by their personal circumstances.
Staff members at Clear Springs Ranch embody a deep experience that comes from decades of personal work in the field. The common passion they share provides each individual client with precisely what he or she needs to begin and maintain a lifetime of successful recovery. Enabling individuals to heal themselves occurs with a transformative treatment approach, which focuses on physical health, emotional needs, and spirituality.
Treatment approaches that address co-occurring and process disorders of all levels — from mild depression or anxiety to conditions that are more moderate or severe, which may include post-traumatic stress, eating, personality, and bipolar disorders – must be grounded in scientific research. A few examples of evidence-based therapies include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Motivational Interviewing; and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Clear Springs Ranch staff members have in-depth training in and many years’ of experience successfully utilizing these therapies. Recognition of co-occurring and process disorders – and successful treatment of – are a critical component of a quality provider.
Delivery of services to the specialized population of individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addictions must be carefully managed, recovery focused, and trauma informed. Recovery is more than being substance-free. It’s also about discovering new ways to grow and change, solve problems, handle stress, build relationships, and ask for help when needed.
Appropriate medical treatment and engagement is key. A trained physician, highly experienced in addiction medicine should be available and onsite. This doctor should be readily accessible to provide medical stabilization, support, treatment for psychiatric and/or addictive disorders as well as supervision regarding patients’ overall wellness, and eventual transition to outgoing and aftercare services.
Educational workshops should be in place for loved ones, combined with shared, patient: family clinical sessions. The family unit should be empowered to develop new ways of relating and communicating with the client. As part of this process, families should learn tools to help manage conflict and help break the cycle of enabling behaviors. The overall program should be designed to bring understanding and healing, while helping to maintain recovery and rebuild familial relationships.
Every discharging patient should have an aftercare plan designed to continue the recovery process while providing recovery support. Aftercare plans should encourage accountability and strengthen the time in recovery. A workable plan for ongoing recovery success should include close communication with new and existing clinical provider relationships to ensure a consistent continuum of care, while meeting the individualized needs of the discharging patient.