Understanding Drug & Alcohol Rehab Success Rates

One the most important measures of a drug or alcohol treatment program is their success rate. As you are evaluating a rehab program, you will want to inquire about the success rate that it has achieved among past patients. In general, you should seek the most effective program that has the highest rate of success.

Understanding Drug & Alcohol Rehab Success Rates

Here are a few considerations to help you understand the drug and alcohol success rates of different programs. While each rehab program is unique, these basic measures will apply to most drug and alcohol rehab programs.

  • Completion Rate
    One of the first measures of success is the ability to complete a drug or alcohol rehab program. Ask facilities what percentage of people who start treatment complete treatment there.
  • Overall Recovery Rate
    When touring or interviewing a rehab facility for yourself or a loved one, ask what their overall success rate is. Simply, this percentage tells you how many people achieve sobriety during their stay at the rehab facility. The higher the value, the better the chances for successful detoxification and full sobriety. Be cautious about programs that report low recovery rates. Many facilities with lower recovery rates embrace the notion of relapse as part of the recovery process.
  • Long-Term Success Rates
    Ask about the long-term success rates. Anyone kept away from drugs and alcohol can achieve sobriety for a limited time. However, a program is only effective if you maintain sobriety on your own. Find out how many patients who have completed a given program remain clean and sober years down the road. Do not be fooled be people talking about extremely short term measures for sobriety, instead opting for a recovery center that fosters lasting sobriety. Ask if people are remaining clean years past their stay in recovery.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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