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Why Experience Matters

“At Avenues, the individual attention given to each client is very special. It comes from a place of real experience, and genuine care and concern. The unconditional support and effort invested in me by Avenues gave me the courage to do what I formerly couldn’t. I took their direction, and my perception of everything is 180 degrees different from when I arrived – and continuing!”

- Scott Mach, Avenues Alumni and current employee, sober since 2/14/2023


When you come to Avenues Recovery Center, you can be 100% sure that you’re putting yourself in experienced, caring, and dedicated hands. Avenues has treated well over 30,000 clients to date, features a cutting-edge, evidence-based clinical curriculum, and boasts a flourishing, ever-expanding community composed of our many thriving alumni in recovery. We bring on only skilled and seasoned treatment professionals, and invest heavily in them, because we believe that it all boils down to one fact: Quality treatment WORKS. Avenues offers the highest standard of substance abuse treatment available today, and the numbers show it.

Aside from the invaluable experience backing our programs, when you enter the doors of Avenues, you know you’re getting all of the following:

  1. Accreditation and Licensing – Every Avenues facility is accredited by either The Joint Commission (TJC) or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF).
  2. Staff Credentials – Each staff member employed at Avenues is licensed to practice in their role, and brings valuable skill and experience to the table.
  3. Multidisciplinary Treatment Team – Avenues features a multifaceted care team that will help you heal on every level - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
  4. Evidence-based Practices – Avenues only employs evidence-based therapy modalities, which means that they are scientifically developed, tested, and proven to work.
  5. Specialized Tracks – Avenues features specialized programs to meet the unique needs of each client. These include veterans’ tracks, trauma-informed therapies, family therapies, holistic arts, workforce re-entry programs, and more.
  6. Mental Health Care – Many people struggling with addiction suffer from a mental health disorder as well, so Avenue is equipped to diagnose and address any co-occurring mental disorder you may have.
  7. Medical Care – Addiction takes a toll on the body as well as the mind. Every Avenues facility has the staff and equipment necessary to safeguard your physical health throughout your recovery journey - from detox to outpatient.
  8. Medication-Assisted Therapies – There are medications available which ease withdrawal symptoms during detox and reduce substance cravings. Avenues offers MAT options to any one of our patient who can benefit from it.
  9. Post-Treatment Support – Continued sober support and accountability after treatment is the most critical ingredient for long-term sobriety. Avenues has a vibrant alumni community, providing a built-in sober support network and family even after you leave.
  10. Family Support - Family therapy groups help the family of the addict process pain and trauma and rebuild healthy relationships. Avenues offers private family therapy as well as group sessions for the families of our clients.


Experience - Why is it so important?

One of the most crucial things to look for in a treatment center is experience – the number of years they’ve been operating and the number of clients they have treated to date.

You’ll want to choose a treatment center that’s been around for a good few years, like Avenues, and here’s why:

  • They’ve already made their mistakes. Trial-and-error is one of the best ways to learn, but why not aim for the top right from the get-go? Choosing an established rehab means that they’ve already made all of their mistakes and learned from them, and you’ll receive high-quality, flawless treatment from the very beginning.
  • They’ve had time to perfect their clinical product. The longer a treatment center has been around, the more time they’ve had to develop and perfect their clinical program, so you can expect a targeted and highly effective treatment regimen.
  • They’ve expanded their programs and offerings. An established treatment center has had the opportunity to build out specialized tracks for different populations – like trauma-informed therapies, family programs, medication-assisted treatment, veteran’s tracks, holistic arts, workforce re-entry, and more. When you choose a longstanding treatment center, you’ll find a sophisticated program with a variety of options to meet your unique needs.
  • They have a multidisciplinary treatment team. A longstanding treatment center has had the opportunity to bring on board skilled treatment providers from many different fields and areas of specialization. This multifaceted treatment team will be able to best facilitate your healing and meet every one of your individual needs – whatever those may be.
  • They have an active alumni community. When a treatment center has hundreds (or thousands) of alumni, it doesn’t only prove that their treatment is effective and long-lasting. It means that when you graduate, you’ll be welcomed by a vibrant and growing alumni community that will be with you as you build a new sober life.
  • They have an array of sober resources at their fingertips. The longer a rehab has been around, the more time they’ve had to make valuable connections with others in the addiction treatment space. Once you leave, they’ll be able to set you up with sober living homes, 12-Step meetings and home groups, medical and mental health care providers, employment opportunities, and more.

Simply put, experience shows that a treatment center has a tried-and true clinical product; it’s what has enabled it to withstand the test of time. The more people have gone through a program and found success, the more confident you can be that your own rehab stay will end in long-term sobriety!

If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance addiction, or considering rehab and are not sure where to start, Avenues Recovery Center is here for you! Reach out 24/7 to speak to a skilled and friendly treatment specialist who can answer any of your questions and guide you to the treatment center that’s best for you.

Remember: There’s always help, and there’s always hope! You can begin your journey home today – all it takes is one phone call.

Find lasting sobriety at Avenues.

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