The Importance of Accredited Treatment
The process of finding a high-quality addiction treatment program can be daunting. Whether you are searching for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, you have doubtless encountered ads and websites for dozens of centers in your area.
Unfortunately, not all treatment centers are created equal. Their methodologies may not be evidence-based, their staff may not be thoroughly vetted, or they may not follow industry best practices. These centers do not create positive outcomes for those attending their programs – in fact, they may result in your loved one having a negative experience. This is when indicators of quality become important. The most prized of these is Joint Commission accreditation.
The Joint Commission
Accreditation from The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) is the gold standard in the addiction treatment and behavioral health industries. As the oldest and most revered accrediting body in the country, this not-for-profit organization has certified thousands of healthcare providers in the United States.
In order to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, a treatment center must submit to a comprehensive on-site review process that looks for proof of:
- Evidence-based treatment
- Patient care
- Employee background checks
- Assessment services
- Medication safety
- Case management services
- Consumer rights
- Patient safety
This process is wholly voluntary, meaning that centers who have submitted to the review process have demonstrated a commitment to quality care and proven outcomes. Once an organization has been accredited, the work isn’t over – accreditation must be maintained through strict adherence to Joint Commission guidelines in the years ahead.
Discover what’s priceless—a future free of addiction, starting today:
Joint Commission Accredited Center
At Beach House, we understand the importance of high-quality care. Through our commitments to patient safety and evidence-based treatment, we have earned a seal of approval from The Joint Commission. To learn more about our accreditation, please contact Beach House today.