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Addiction Treatment Center

What is an addiction treatment center?

An addiction treatment center is a facility dedicated to treating substance use disorders. It may also be referred to as an alcohol or drug rehab center. Different addiction treatment centers offer different levels of care, services, and treatment methods. These may include:

  • Outpatient treatment programs
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs)
  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs)
  • Residential/inpatient services
  • Medically managed inpatient treatment

No single treatment approach is effective for all persons with substance use disorders. Commonalities across treatment centers typically include a combination of individual and group counseling, education, and pharmacotherapy.

Why are addiction treatment centers important in healthcare?

Addiction treatment centers can play an important role in healthcare by providing specialized treatment services for people with substance use disorders. These facilities are designed to provide a safe environment for people to address problems associated with their use of alcohol or drugs, including medical problems related to substance abuse.