What is Considered a Good Drug Rehab Success Rate?

When entering drug rehab, you want to make sure that you are entering an effective program. Therefore, you may be wondering about the numerical success rate of rehab. While success rates of 60 percent or more are good because they indicate the success of over half of the clients who have gone through that rehab center, numerical success rates are not often the greatest indicators of good drug rehab.

Addiction treatment is complicated because it is a relapsing disease and many clients are not ready to get help until they have had several attempts at getting sober. A low drug rehab success rate is not necessarily indicative of an ineffective rehab center. Likewise, a high drug rehab success rate is not necessarily indicative of a quality rehab center. If you see or are told about a success rate of 90 percent or higher, ask a lot more questions. High success rates can be deceptive because they may not consider clients’ long-term success and relapse rates. In addition, the rehab’s success rate may not have been recorded over a long period of time. If they have only been recording their success rate for only a short period of time, their rates may be artificially high.

Other Factors to Determine Treatment Success Rate

  • Your Own Willingness and Length of Stay If you are ready to get help in spite of having to be uncomfortable for a little while and stay for treatment 90 day or more, you are much more likely to be successful than those who only go to treatment due to being coerced by their family, job, or the courts and for only 30 days.
  • Family Education and Therapy Addiction is a family disease, so your family must be willing to be educated on the disease and have therapy for themselves. An effective treatment enter will involve your family in your treatment through family therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational workshops. They should also encourage him or her to attend their own meetings (e.g. Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, or Codependents’ Anonymous).
  • Individualized Holistic Treatment Plan The same treatment should not be given to every client in the rehab center and should not address only one aspect of the disease (e.g. physical, psychological, spiritual, social, etc.). Rather, it should be individualized for each client and address all components of the disease.
  • Joint Commission Accreditation The Joint Commission Accreditation indicates that the treatment center meets the highest standards of care.

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