A Conversation with Sarah …

Sarah (not real name) is a therapist who has referred to CRC in the past. She contacted us a few months ago after reading a New York Times article about the lack of clinical sophistication at many residential treatment programs.

The article in question, which was published in February, featured a report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. This report claimed that “only a small fraction of [addiction treatment patients] receive interventions or treatment consistent with scientific knowledge about what works.”

What, Sarah asked us, was CRC’s response to this report?

Leading the Treatment Industry into a New Era of
World-Class Care

We explained to Sarah that we read the CASA report as further validation that CRC Health Group is on the right track in terms of clinically sophisticated addiction treatment, and is uniquely prepared to lead the treatment industry into a new era of world-class care.

The clinical principles that drive CRC Health Group to continued excellence are a client-directed, outcome-informed treatment philosophy, and a data-supported belief that the therapeutic alliance is the most important single element of a good treatment outcome.

As a roadmap to clinical excellence, Dr. Phil Herschman, Chief Clinical Officer, his Clinical Quality Management team, and the CRC Clinical Advisory Board developed the CRC Treatment Model. The CRC Treatment Model is based upon a series of patient-focused principles, including the following:

  • Addiction is a treatable, chronic, relapsing brain disease
  • The most important element in treatment is the therapeutic alliance
  • Client-directed, outcome-informed treatment leads to improved outcomes
  • Continuing care support is a primary factor in sustained recovery

Implementing the CRC Treatment Model involves three core elements:

  1. Strong Clinical Foundation
  2. Ongoing Measurement & Assessment
  3. Continuing Care

By offering research-supported, client-directed treatment that emphasizes the relationship between client and counselor– and by ensuring that our programs and personnel meet or exceed measurable standards for clinical excellence – CRC Health Group is uniquely prepared to provide Sarah and all other treatment professionals with a range of superior referral options for your clients.

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