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What To Look For In An Addiction Treatment Center

choosing an addiction treatment program

Not all treatment programs and services are alike. Locating and choosing a legitimate and effective addiction treatment center is a serious task.

You will find there is a wide range of program options, staff qualifications, credentials, cost, and effectiveness. Top rated treatment facilities want to make sure you find success, and should be happy to answer any questions you may have.

When researching options in care, these criteria may help you identify the best treatment center for you or your loved one. 

Accreditations, Licenses & Certifications

Reputable addiction treatment centers in Illinois are accredited by Substance Use Prevention and Recovery and Commission on Accreditation on Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF is an independent, nonprofit organization that bases accreditation on industry performance standards and demonstrated results, quality and value. 

In addition to center accreditation, it’s important that the clinical staff is certified and licensed as well to ensure they have the training or experience to provide the most effective care. Specific credentials include CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), or CAC (Certified Addictions Counselor).

Size Of Group

Having a smaller patient-to-counselor ratio is a positive sign. It means you will receive more individualized care without being lost in a group. It’s important to know therapy will be tailored to your needs instead of generic or cookie-cutter.

At Care Addiction Center, we believe that there needs to be a comfortable and inviting environment for patients to share as well as be receptive to new ideas and skills. This is why we remain a small and intimate group for our treatment between 4-8 individuals at any given time.

Length of Program

Most treatment centers offer 30, 60 or 90 day treatment programs. It’s important to recognize that how you recover will be different from anyone else. Focus on what will bring you the highest rate of success.

At Care Addiction Center, intensive outpatient programs are six weeks long, followed by aftercare for a minimum of six months.


The cost of rehab can be intimidating. Fortunately, most insurance covers rehab for substance abuse or alcohol treatment. We recognize that addiction insurance coverage and benefits can be complex. Find out if your insurance covers rehab by clicking here for a no cost, private insurance approval.

Treatment Success Rate & Outcomes

When it comes to alcohol recovery and treatment, it’s important to know the center you choose has a high success rate. It’s true that you get out of recovery what you put in - but a center with the right clinicians, counselors and methods will have a higher success rate. On the other hand, be wary of rehab facilities who claim to have 100% success rates.

Getting Help For Addiction

While addiction recovery can be challenging, it is achievable with the right resources and support. If you or somebody in your life seems to have an issue with alcohol or suffering from addiction, professional help may be the best option for recovery.

At Care Addiction Center, we offer treatment plans that address every facet of your addiction, serving individuals in Geneva, Batavia, Sycamore, St. Charles, and Kane County, with online addiction treatment available anywhere in Illinois. 

To get started on the road to recovery, or if you have questions about helping yourself or a loved one, call us today or schedule a confidential assessment online and begin treatment.


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