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How to Choose a Treatment Center

Recovery Frameworks offers intervention and case management services. This means that we are constantly helping families to decide on the best resources for their loved ones to help with their substance use, mental health, and disordered eating. We felt that it may be helpful to lay out our considerations for deciding on the resources that we recommend so that any families that may find themselves in the unfortunate situation of needing such resources can make a more educated decision. Remember, recovery is possible and there is hope. But it's important to find the right treatment center that meets your or your loved one's needs and supports the healing journey.

First and foremost, it’s essential to choose a facility that is accredited and licensed by the state. This ensures that the treatment center meets minimum standards for safety and quality care. Beyond the minimum state standards, one national accreditation you can look for on the bottom of most websites that have it is the Joint Commission Seal of Approval. This is a rigorous accreditation process for treatment centers to go through. Another one is CARF.

You’ll also want to look for a treatment center that offers evidence-based treatment programs. These programs have been scientifically proven to be effective in helping people recover from whatever you are seeking treatment for. Some examples of evidence-based treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and medication-assisted treatment.

Another important consideration is the treatment philosophy of the center. Recovery is a deeply personal journey, and it’s important to find a treatment center that aligns with your values and beliefs. For example, some centers may focus on a 12-step program, while others may emphasize mindfulness or holistic therapies.

When researching treatment centers, be sure to ask about the qualifications and experience of the clinical staff. You’ll want to choose a facility that has licensed and experienced therapists, counselors, and medical personnel who are trained in evidence-based treatments.

Cost is a very important consideration when it comes to choosing a treatment center. While the cost of treatment can vary widely, it’s important to remember that investing in your recovery is an investment in your future. Many treatment centers offer payment plans or accept insurance, so be sure to ask about financing options.

Finally, be sure to ask about aftercare support. Recovery is a lifelong journey, and it’s important to have ongoing support and resources to help you maintain sobriety and prevent relapse. Look for a treatment center that provides access to support groups, counseling, and other community resources to help you on your journey.

Remember, recovery is possible. With the right treatment center and support, you can heal and build a life that is joyful, fulfilling, and free from the disorder that has been controlling you. Take the first step today towards a brighter tomorrow.


Trying to find the right treatment center is difficult. It is more difficult when you are simultaneously trying to help your loved one that needs to go the treatment center and convince them that they need the support. If it is too difficult on your own, a case manager or interventionist from Recovery Frameworks can help. If you are looking for aftercare services, consider a recovery coach or companion who comes to your loved one wherever they are and assists them with transitioning from treatment back into the challenges of the real world.

If you have tried everything and can not seem to move forward on your own, a recovery coach or companion may be able to provide the motivation and accountability to help you achieve what you previously thought was impossible. Reach out and we will help you understand the resources that are available to you and guide you through the difficult process of recovering from substance use, disordered eating, and other mental health disorders.


Disclaimer: Recovery Frameworks offers a non-clinical support service. The services and programs provided by Recovery Frameworks do not include medical advice, including diagnoses, medical care, or clinical treatment. Services should only be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your doctors, therapists, consultants, and/or providers in part of your treatment team.

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