Why Rely on Best Evidence-Based Practices?
What are Best Evidence-Based Practices?
The government's "Division of Services Improvement at SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce manuals, which are distributed to facilities and individuals across the country." These manuals, using the results and recommendations from a variety of sources, set out Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIP). These TIPs are the basis for what is known in the mental health and substance abuse fields as best evidence-based practices.
Innovations occur rapidly within the field of substance abuse treatment and so it is important for treatment facilities to be up-to-date on the latest trends in medication treatment, behavioral treatment, and therapeutic approaches of all types.
Treatment Focused on Evidence-Based Practices
It has always been part of Lakeview Health' mission to provide patients with the best possible care. The medical staff's approach to drug and alcohol detoxification and addiction treatment is from a disease model. That medical-based approach, by its nature, requires a multidisciplinary approach to drug and alcohol detox and substance abuse treatment.
To meet that standard, goal, and vision, the staff, including board-certified doctors, psychologists, and nurses, as well as our clinicians and master's-level therapists, are part of a multidisciplinary team approach. The multidisciplinary team model enables the staff to focus on every aspect of a patient's life and address it.
Leaving mental disorders untreated during addiction treatment will not solve the addiction problem. Leaving family dynamics untouched will not alter the intensity of individual triggers. The combination of issues that inter-connect differs for every person, thus the multidisciplinary model provides the staff at Lakeview with the ability to create treatment plans relevant to each patient.
Our treatment protocols, using best practices, improves the lives of individuals and families by ensuring sound clinical approaches while making treatment cost-effective and by increasing the successful outcome of treatment - a goal annunciated by the government's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.