- Available every day, 24/7
- Fully Licensed, and Accredited
- Most Insurances Accepted
- Individualized Treatment
- Immediate Admittance
Licensed and Educated Counselors and Staff
Another factor to consider when looking at drug addiction treatment centers is the staff. Substance abuse counselors in Los Angeles employed at licensed treatment centers are required to hold (or be in the process of acquiring) substance abuse certification by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
Often when budget cuts are put into effect, treatment providers are forced to cut down on one-on-one time thus enforcing more group sessions. This jeopardizes the connection between the counselor and the client and makes for a longer and less effective course of treatment. Generally speaking, the lower client to counselor ratio, the better for those in treatment as well as the staff’s ability to give complete attention to the clients they work with.