84% Recovery Rate
The field of addiction treatment does not have a consensus on which specific outcome variables should be measured or how or when they should be measured. We have been evaluating our patients’ progress in many ways over the years and know that it is naïve to measure a patient’s recovery success just on one variable. Like the addiction itself, recovery is complicated, and it is a journey that takes a lifetime of commitment and support.
To provide the best tracking measures, we have partnered with addiction treatment scientists who have spent years studying the addiction outcome measuring process – specifically, Thomas McLellan, PhD, and Walker Ling, MD – to help us craft our outcomes monitoring program. Leveraging their learnings in combination with our direct experience, we track four key measures to assess recovery:
Treatment Effectiveness Assessment (TEA)
Quantitative and qualitative measure of a patient’s progress in four key quality of life areas: substance use, health, lifestyle, and community.
Key scientific metrics are tracked pre- and post-treatment to measure progress in overall brain function, including neurological, cognitive, psychological and behavioral.
Based on the above tracking, we can proudly report that 84% of our patients were sober and had an enhanced quality of life at 90 days post-discharge from inpatient treatment, which then changed to 64% at one year or longer monitoring intervals. Also, it should be noted that our rates are higher than the 20% success rates associated with more traditional 12-step only programs.
We have also noted that the longer a patient remains in treatment with us, the better his/her long-term quality of life (a finding which is consistent with the recent research denoted in the 2016 US Surgeon General’s report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health): Surgeon General Report
The Enterhealth Alumni Association
Recovery from substance use disorder dramatically improves with the support of family and friends, especially from those who are on the same path. The Enterhealth Alumni Association offers a unique opportunity for our patients to continue and thrive in recovery by building relationships through shared experiences. Although Enterhealth supports the Alumni Association, it is primarily led by former patients who genuinely understand recovery’s peaked and valleyed terrain and can provide opportunities to stay in touch, enjoy good company, and support each other through the good and challenging times.
Being part of the Enterhealth Alumni Association allows participants to rebuild their sense of identity, gain insight and support on transitioning to home life, and learn from others who have been there and can truly shed light on what it takes to succeed in recovery.