Licensed addiction treatment centres specialise in the treatment drug addiction, alcoholism and related disorders. The best addictions treatment centres treat dual diagnosis patients and have the full continuum of care, providing out-patients rehab, detoxification as and when needed, after hours rehab, day care addiction programmes and in-patient short and long term rehab facilities. Addiction treatment centre’s are dedicated to the treatment of the disease of addiction. The slang for addiction treatment centre is rehab. An institution of this kind will treat all types of addiction. There are different stages of treatment in a treatment centre according to how long a person has been abstinent from their addiction and how well they have progressed in their treatment.
These stages are known as primary care, secondary care and tertiary care. A programme of recovery is offered for clients to help them remain abstinent and stay stopped once they leave the safety of an addiction treatment centre. Clients will receive counselling and therapy, and follow a 12-Step programme of recovery.