Qualities of Successful Substance Abuse Programs


Qualities-of-Successful-Substance-Abuse-ProgramsThe most effective substance abuse programs have certain qualities for enabling clients to successfully overcome addiction. When you’re searching for a high-quality addiction treatment program, it’s important to check for the most significant qualities.

Qualities of Successful Substance Abuse Programs

Lakeview Health believes in following the highest possible standards when it comes to treating our guests. Let’s review the qualities of successful substance abuse programs as defined from an addiction expert, and compare them to how Lakeview Health meets and exceeds these standards.

According to William L. White, a leading research consultant working in addiction since 1969, the following qualities are needed for substance abuse programs to be successful:

Substance Abuse Programs Should be State Licensed

Lakeview Health holds a Florida State License from the Department of Children and Families.

They Should Have Accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

Lakeview Health has continually maintained the Joint Commission’s (JCAHO) Gold Seal for for service excellence.

They Should Offer Both Medical and Psychiatric Services

Lakeview Health provides addiction treatment based on a medical model. Our comprehensive programs address both addiction and mental health disorders. We also offer an on-site, medically supervised detox program. Most rehab centers use a separate detox or hospital.

Substance Abuse Programs Need a Diverse Staff

Our broad spectrum of professionals provide the best addiction care and includes:

  • Addictionologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists and social workers
  • Mental health technicians

Our Chief Clinical Officer overseeing behavioral health and clinical services holds both a Ph.D. and an LCSW. 

Substance Abuse Programs Should Offer Specialized Services

The staff at Lakeview Health have extensive experience in treating a wide variety of substances.

Lakeview Health understands the need for specialized treatment. We have a gender-focused approach offering:

Men’s:

Women’s:

They Should Provide a Full Continuum of Care

A therapeutic continuum of care treatment model is the foundation of our gender-focused treatment programs.

Substance Abuse Programs Should Promote Family Involvement

Lakeview Health provides a four-day family program, which is an integral part of rehab services. We’re dedicated to helping the families of our clients repair the damage addiction causes. We utilize specialized staff who provide the best quality of care to loved ones.

They Need a High Level of Support Groups and Other Recovery Support Services

Lakeview Health holds on-site Al-Anon meetings weekly. We also run a monthly support group in Jacksonville, Florida. We assist our alumni in finding 12-Step meetings and other resources in their area. Recovery coaching is an aftercare service we provide. Once residential treatment is completed, a continuing relationship between the guest and an individual recovery coach aids in supporting independent living. Alumni support can also help maintain sobriety.

Call Lakeview Health for High-Quality and Successful Substance Abuse Programs

We take a whole patient approach by treating the body, mind and spirit. We use a multidisciplinary medical model combining physiological, psychological and psychosocial care.

The journey starts with one step, and that step is contacting Lakeview Health. Call (866) 704-7692 today to find the answers needed to get you or a loved one into our high-quality, gender-focused, accredited and licensed rehab programs.