The National Institute for Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) new program, “Rehabilitation Clinics,” offers intensive one-on-one consultations for heroin, prescription drug ab…
The National Institute for Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) new program, “Rehabilitation Clinics,” offers intensive one-on-one consultations for heroin, prescription drug abuse, alcohol abuse and other addictions. In its first year of operation, the center received over 4 hundred referrals. Over two hundred new patients are treated annually at the Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Englewood, Colorado. Over eleven thousand men, women, and children receive treatment from the facility. This is the third largest treatment and research facility in the country.
NIDA’s newly created Addiction Treatment Centers are staffed by experienced, board certified addiction specialists who have expertise in treating both substance abuse and addiction. The primary goal of the center is to offer quality drug treatment, while providing patients with all-inclusive, high-quality health care. A primary focus of the rehab center is to utilize the strengths of the local medical community, including physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers. By working closely with local services, the staff is able to provide comprehensive, coordinated care that is respectful, effective, and humane. The National Institute for Drug Abuse’s newly created treatment centers will feature a multidisciplinary team approach that will work closely with the individuals to determine their needs, work to create an individualized plan of care, and monitor the patient’s progress.
“Rehab” is the second component of the newly formed “National Institute for Drug Abuse” (NIDA’s) new clinical name for its Englewood, Colorado rehab clinic. The clinical name for the program as well as the related Englewood Community Health Care Program (ECHC) were changed due to negative public criticism of the previous name. According to supporters of the new program, the new name, the treatment model, and the center are more understandable to many people. NIDA hopes that by removing the negative stigma associated with the original term, they will be able to increase their effectiveness and provide better quality programs and treatments for those suffering from substance addiction.