American Addiction Centers is a recovery center that specializes in dual diagnosis, the 12-step philosophy, and is research based. Because they are Three-Year CARF accredited, American Addiction Centers has the highest level of accreditation afforded to an addiction recovery center. According to CARF, American Addiction Centers has substantial evidence that the programs and services it offers benefits the clients. With a staff of professionals including advocates, medical doctors, resident nurses, Board-certified psychiatrists, registered dietitians, licensed counselors, therapists, and social workers, to licensed personal trainers and professional chefs, American Addiction Centers helps to empower its clients, their families and the community around them.
American Addiction Centers offers all of the standard treatments for drug and alcohol addictions as well as treatments for co-occuring care, which is a substance abuse disorder in combination with a mental illness (depression, PTSD, anxiety, OCD, etc.). Because this disorder is challenging to treat, many centers don't treat this type. American Addiction Centers not only treats this disorder, but details how they treat it and what this type of disorder looks like.
American Addiction Centers has multiple treatment centers across the US, from Hollywood, Florida to Laguna Beach, CA. Numbering 11 centers, not including the Townsend Treatment Centers that are eight centers throughout Louisiana. Because of the amount of treatment centers and the area that they cover, almost anyone can find a treatment center near their home and family.
Not only does American Addiction Centers offer drug and alcohol rehab, but it also offers rehabilitation for firefighters and law enforcement personnel. Because the program services are offered by the National Volunteer Fire Council as part of the member benefit package, these services come at no cost to members of the NVFC or their immediate family. The services for both packages focus on alcohol and drug abuse, relationship problems, mental health disorders, critical incidents, legal problems, work related concerns, and stress.
Because finances are one of the most difficult aspects in starting rehab, the American Addiction Centers offers a financial guide that explains the average cost of rehab, insurance information, and more.
Because each of the centers are relatively small, they only offer a few programs and do not include eating disorders as a service. Though they do also have some unique programs and a aftercare service, they also do not include out-patient services, which means you have to live in the center while receiving care.
Despite the fact that they have plenty of research and information on each of the types of disorders that they treat, they don't list what their success rates are, the true cost of their services, or more details about their services. Though they have lots of online research and information, it doesn't change the fact that they don't list their success rates, which is worrisome, especially because most rehab centers won't list their success rates if they are low.
Though they have lots of research about withdrawal and treatment on their website (possibly making up for the lack of research on their own company), their website has too much information for the average consumer, making it difficult to determine the important from the non-important.