What are the “evidence-based essential components of care” CHI offers?

FACT: As of today there are no national standards for addiction treatment.

rock-off-shore-chi-recovery-evidence-based-care-essential-components What there is, however, is a vast body of research and reports indicating that our established methods for addressing addiction disorder have failed miserably. The good news is that, in recent years, there have been dramatic advances made in our understanding of substance abuse.  New healthcare therapies have arisen and are proving to be the most effective to date. Below, you will see how CHI Recovery embraces all of the evidence-based care essential components found in the CASAColumbia Report.

Unfortunately, too many programs cherry-pick the least expensive elements from evidence-based standards of care, wrongfully asserting compliance. In fact, there are fourteen (14) “essential” compliance standards for evidence-based care put forth by CASAColumbia and recommended by most national associations. These standards do not suggest that you can do two to three of these elements to be compliant—“evidence based,” under these recommendations, require that ALL essential features are addressed.

  1. SCREENING FOR APPROPRIATE CARE

INTAKE SCREENING METHODS

  • conducted by licensed providers (MFTs, Psychologists)
  • behavioral healthcare providers have both 10-years treating addiction and complex co-occurring disorders
  • screeners have specific training in how to conduct screens
  1. BRIEF INTERVENTIONS
  • On- and Offsite Interventions are available
  • Intakes and Assessments administered by mental health professionals who are licensed (unencumbered) in field of psychology and are post-graduate-level— read well between the lines and are trained in Motivational Interviewing
  • All professional providers from Mental Health to Eastern Medicine are specifically trained in addiction
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    COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENTS

  • Forms Utilized: Early Evaluation 1, (online, introductory), Early Evaluation 2 (live at Intake), WHODAS, Cross Cutting Inventories, Intake form and Biopsychosocial Personal History Assessment
  • Individual’s needs are evaluated and assisted, if desired
  1. PATIENT STABILIZATION
  • Intensive acupuncture for pain management during detox and following for co-occurring conditions
  • Nutritional supplements for health restoration

CHI’s evidence based care essential components are what makes effective treatment

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    TAILORED TREATMENT PLANS

  • Acute treatment via evidence-based psychosocial and/or pharmaceutical interventions
  • Chronic disease management
  1. TREATMENT & DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  • provided through a multi-disciplinary team of appropriately trained credentialed health professionals
  • Assessments given every three-months, on entrance and on exit from Program
  • we engage with and advise your physician through shared notes and records and can help to support your outpatient detox with medication recommendations and protocols
  • support during acute treatment
  • Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) referral is available

7. COLLABORATIVE CARE

  • integrated team—acupuncturist, nutritionist, team of therapists and clinical care oversight
  • seasoned, licensed, graduate-level mental health clinicians
  • all professional providers have specific training and/or certification in addiction care, family systems and trauma treatment
  • on-going trainings provided to providers

8.  PROFESSIONAL REFERRAL

  • addiction psychiatry for specialty care as needed
  • we do not use “addiction counselors” for therapy services

9.  AUXILIARY SERVICES

  • provided by a range of professional and paraprofessional personnel
  • working within the treatment and disease management plan
  • assist in probation reports
  • volunteer opportunities

To learn more about how to get started on the road to addiction recovery, please click here:

I Am Ready.