Read Why CHI Recovery was voted best addiction treatment!

Integrated, holistic and evidence-based – CHI Recovery’s methods are proven by scientific studies to be effective in producing lasting, deeply-rooted recovery. That’s why Psychology Today voted us best addiction treatment !

Countless people addicted to drugs, alcohol or both have managed to get clean and stay clean thanks to the thousands of residential, rehab and outpatient clinics devoted to treating addiction.

But if you’re one of those who have failed one or more times to achieve lasting sobriety after rehab, perhaps after spending tens of thousands of dollars, you’re not alone. And chances are, it’s not your fault.

“Of the 23.5 million teenagers and adults addicted to alcohol or drugs, only about 1 in 10 gets treatment, which too often fails to keep them drug-free. Many of these programs fail to use proven methods to deal with the factors that underlie addiction and set off relapse,” according to the Well Blog on

According to thorough examinations of treatment programs, most are rooted in outdated methods rather than newer approaches shown in scientific studies to be more effective in helping people achieve and maintain addiction-free lives. People typically do more research when shopping for a new car than when seeking treatment for addiction.

A groundbreaking report published in June 2012 by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia) concluded that “the vast majority of people in need of addiction treatment do not receive anything that approximates evidence-based care.” The report added, “Only a small fraction of individuals receive interventions or treatment consistent with scientific knowledge about what works.”

The CASA report found that most addiction treatment providers are not medical professionals and are not equipped with the knowledge, skills or credentials needed to provide the full range of evidence-based services, including medication and psychosocial therapy. The authors suggested that such insufficient care could be considered “a form of medical malpractice.”

The failings of many treatment programs — and the comprehensive therapies that have been scientifically validated but remain vastly underused — are described by Anne M. Fletcher, a science writer in her book, “Inside Rehab.” Ms. Fletcher wants to inform consumers “about science-based practices that should form the basis of addiction treatment” and explode some of the myths surrounding it.

One such myth is the belief that most addicts need to go to a rehab center.

“The truth is that most people recover (1) completely on their own, (2) by attending self-help groups, and/or (3) by seeing a counselor or therapist individually,” she wrote.

Contrary to the 30-day stint typical of inpatient rehab, “people with serious substance abuse disorders commonly require care for months or even years,” she wrote. “The short-term fix mentality partially explains why so many people go back to their old habits.”

This is why CHI Recovery was chosen “Best In Treatment” by Psychology Today. CHI Recovery exceeds every standard set by CASA. We believe in Evidence-based, best addiction treatment. Learn more about Evidence-based Treatment.

CHI Recovery offers a new 4-week program that focuses on Detox, Stabilization, Education.

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