Accreditation is an indicator that an alcohol or drug rehab or program meets important standards of safety and quality to those it serves. It is also important because it reflects and promotes continued improvement in the quality of care provided.

The Joint Commission is the largest and most widely recognized health care accrediting agency in the United States. It continually evaluates and monitors over 200,000 health care organizations and programs. Virtually all state governments require Joint Commission accreditation as a condition of licensure and the receipt of Medicaid.

Other accrediting organizations include the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

Accreditation is available to any rehabs or program that meets minimum standards of quality and wants to enhance its services. With so many accredited facilities and programs across the country, there is absolutely no reason to settle for anything less.

In addition to accreditation, most people want a rehab or program that is qualified to accept insurance reimbursement (itself a sign of quality); that is licensed to provide on-site detox, if needed; that has on staff qualified professionals such as licensed alcohol and drug counselors (LADC), licensed professional counselors (LPC), certified addictions counselors (CAC), or certified co-occurring disorders counselors (CCDP); that has good physical facilities; and that is based on a philosophy with which they agree.

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