Best practices alcohol and drug rehab
13 principles of effective treatment
(National Institutes of Health, NIDA 1999)
|1. Varied treatment approaches||✔|
|2. Treatment is readily available||✔|
|3. Attends to multiple needs, not just drug use||✔|
|4. Continuous assessment and modification of plan||✔|
|5. Adequate duration of time in treatment services||✔|
|6. Individual, group, behavioral counseling||✔|
|7. Medications assisted treatment||✔|
|8. Integrated treatment of mental health issues||✔|
|9. Medical detoxification is part of larger care plan||✔|
|10. Treatment does not have to be voluntary||✔|
|11. Continuous monitoring for drug use||✔|
|12. Assessment for infectious diseases and plan||✔|
|13. Recovery is treated as a long-term process||✔|
Matching BoardPrep Treatment Principles to NIDA
- Comprehensive, inter-disciplinary team-based clinical assessment process.
- Provide full continuum-of-care directly or through network
- Recognize and address the interplay of substance use with disorders of attention, mood, sleep, pain, anxiety and personality.
- Recognize and address family and environmental risk factors
- Structured toxicology monitoring system deployed upon admission
- On site physician and addiction psychiatrist
- Integrated psychological and neuropsychological services
- Available Trans Cranial Magnetic Stimulation through consulting psychiatrist
- Family therapy, group, individual, couples, cognitive-behavioral, experiential, recovery support, home visits, twelve step facilitation, motivational interviewing
- “Marchman Act” involuntary treatment referrals are accepted
- Varying “levels of care” are utilized to facilitate adequate duration in the treatment process
- Toxicology and biomarker test results are utilized for support and incentive. Positive tests result in modification of the treatment plan, not punishment.
- Monitor and promote improvements in functioning, career, school, family, coping and life skills – not just abstinence from drugs.
- Two-year recovery support and monitoring contracts are promoted to all BoardPrep participants
- BoardPrep is within a 45 minute driving distance for 4.2 million people in the Tampa Bay area.
- Recovery residences available when needed and for long-distance commuters
- Small patient cohort and frequent expert team meetings on each case
- Ambulatory detoxification available, as well as inpatient if necessary