Integrity House’s Methadone Treatment Program Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation

July 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
SECAUCUS (July 17, 2007) – CARF announced that Integrity House has been awarded accreditation for a period of three years for its Adult Residential Opioid Program. This accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

Since Integrity House began this Secaucus program, the organization has maintained high program standards of excellence as outlined by the international accrediting commission of CARF. This award marks the program’s second consecutive Three-Year Accreditation.

“We are seeing a dire need in the community for more programs designed to help people regulate Methadone and other synthetic opiate use for detox,” said David Kerr, President of Integrity House. “We are proud to receive this accreditation for our Secaucus program and look forward to our continued efforts in providing quality treatment programs.” The Adult Residential Opioid Program is one of seven Integrity House programs that is CARF accredited.

Integrity House is a drug treatment and prevention agency serving the community and those suffering from substance abuse since 1968. Dedicated to helping all who request assistance, its mission is to help individuals and families through an effective and measurable system of comprehensive Therapeutic Community addictions treatment and recovery support to bring about positive, long-term lifestyle changes. Through its facilities in Newark, NJ and Secaucus, NJ, Integrity House provides residential treatment to approximately 500 drug and other substance abuse addicts at a time from all socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities, and supports up to 1,800 clients through its out-patient and support services. For more information on Integrity House’s services, or if you know someone that needs help, visit

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

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