What is addiction treatment?
The vicious cycle of drug addiction and alcoholism causes varying amounts of damage in all facets of life, be it family, health, legal, occupational and mental health issues. The treatment team at Better Tomorrows Treatment applies evidence-based modalities and techniques to addiction recovery. Social model programs have shown us proven ways of guiding people toward recovery. We also incorporate behavioral therapy (individual counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy) for clients to cope with their drug cravings, learn personalized relapse prevention and prepare for situations that may arise after treatment.
What kind of education does the treatment team have?
The majority of our staff holds a Masters-level education. We excel above the standards and norms, with more than one primary therapist on-staff, plus licensed drug and alcohol counselors.
What is evidence-based treatment?
“In spite of scientific evidence that establishes the effectiveness of drug abuse treatment, many people believe that treatment is ineffective.” This is a statement made by Dr. Leshner, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The reason for this claim is because of the gap between what is taught and what is really happening in the field of recovery. Even when new data and information is demonstrated, putting it into action usually leaves most treatment facilities in the dark – and programs making claims on what is working for them is considered unreliable due to the lack of credible data.
How do you apply evidence-based treatment to improve your quality of care?
Led by a team that bridges the gap between researchers and practitioners, we apply what is learned from past experiences with what is new and innovative in the field of addiction, treatment and recovery. Our quality of care is substantial, thanks to our constantly advancing treatment staff and an open-mindedness to apply what is learned through the process of teamwork.
What makes A Better Tomorrow stand out from other programs?
Unlike other recovery programs, A Better Tomorrow does not use a cookie-cutter approach. Clients are individually evaluated and provided with treatment programs that have been individually tailored to meet their appropriate needs, goals and objectives. While providing traditional addiction treatment, we focus on underlying issues and provide the tools necessary in achieving long-term recovery. A large part of this approach is also dedicated to what happens after the client has completed our program. A Better Tomorrow stands by all clients to ensure they are both ready and able to successfully reintegrate back into society on both a social and economic basis.
Why can’t I recover on my own?
At some point, nearly all individuals battling addiction believe they can stop using drugs on their own, and most try to stop without treatment. However, most of these attempts result in failure to achieve long-term abstinence. Research has shown that long-term drug use results in significant changes in brain function that persists long after the individual stops using drugs. These drug-induced changes in brain function can have many behavioral consequences, including the compulsion to use drugs, despite adverse consequences – the defining characteristic of addiction.
Understanding that addiction has such an important biological component may help explain an individual’s difficulty in achieving and maintaining abstinence without treatment. Psychological stress from work or family problems, social cues (such as meeting negative influences from one’s past), or the environment (such as familiar streets, objects or even smells associated with drug use) can interact with biological factors to hinder attainment of sustained abstinence and make relapse more likely. Research studies indicate that even the most severely addicted individuals can actively participate, which is essential to a successful recovery.
What is accreditation and certification?
Accreditation is a process of external reviews, used to insure quality assurance and quality improvement. In the field of substance abuse and mental health, accreditation and certifications are carried out by the state and private nonprofit organizations. The thorough evaluation of the policies and procedures make accreditation and certification of the treatment facility a vital part in making a decision for those seeking treatment.
What is CARF?
Founded in 1966, as the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services. It does this by establishing standards of quality for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering their programs or services to consumers. CARF uses the standards to determine how well an organization is serving its consumers and how it can improve. Every year the standards are reviewed and new ones are developed to keep pace with changing conditions and current consumer needs.
Why are you accredited?
A Better Tomorrow’s accreditation is a means of demonstrating our commitment to quality for clients and their family members. We strive to rise above the standards by providing consistent care in accordance with the newest evidence-based information. The more innovative our treatment, the better we can adjust to the fast-paced field of addiction recovery. Out of the thousands of programs, only 5% have achieved this status of accreditation.
What does accreditation mean to me?
Choosing CARF-accredited programs and services provides the assurance that:
- the programs or services actively involve consumers in selecting, planning and using services.
- the organization’s programs and services have met consumer-focused, state-of-the-art international standards of performance.
- these standards were developed with the involvement and input of consumers.
- the organization is focused on assisting each consumer in achieving his or her chosen goals and outcomes.
Do you take my insurance?
We accept most all insurance based on benefits and eligibility. Call us today for more information.
Will you cure me of my addiction?
Addiction is not an acute disease that can be “cured,” but a chronic disease, often with related behavioral health issues that also must be treated. Clients must adopt an alternative way of living and coping in order to fulfill the goal of long-term recovery. A Better Tomorrow can provide you with the necessary skills to achieve those goals.
What should I bring upon entering treatment?
- Comfortable, appropriate clothing
- Athletic shoes for the gym
- Personal hygiene items (ingredients must be free of alcohol content)
- All medications currently prescribed in prescription bottles, with a list of any previous medications
- Identification card
- Insurance card
- Cash or gift cards for personal shopping
- Cigarettes (smoking is permitted outside only)