Adhering to the highest level of practice standards
We know you need to trust your rehab provider just as you need to trust your doctor, therapist, or hospital.
Adelante Recovery Center is a trusted addiction treatment provider in Orange County committed to providing you with the highest level of care. We are Joint Commission accredited and licensed by California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to provide in-patient non-hospital short-term detoxification services and in-patient non-hospital residential and rehabilitation services.
What Is the DHCS?
The DHCS is a regulatory agency that oversees all kinds of medical providers—from dentists to doctors to substance abuse treatment providers. The DHCS ensures that providers meet and maintain certain standards of care.
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers are overseen by a division of the DHCS called the Substance Use Disorder Compliance Division, or SUDC. Rehab centers are required to meet and maintain certain standards of care to be licensed, and they must reapply for licensing periodically. This allows SUDC to verify that a facility’s standards of care have not declined.
If a rehab center doesn’t meet the DHCS’s standard of care for safety, sanitation, credentialing, and other criteria, the facility’s license can be revoked or suspended.
What Our DHCS License Allows Us to Do
Adelante Recovery Center is approved by the Department of Health Care Services to provide incidental medical services (IMS). This means we can address medical issues associated with detoxification, treatment, and recovery and provide round-the-clock care, seven days a week.
More specifically, IMS allows us to:
Obtain medical histories
It’s vital for us to understand your medical history in order to provide safe, appropriate care and treatment. During the admissions process, our administrative team will ask questions about your health history, and your information will be reviewed by a physician or health care practitioner to determine the best course of care.
Monitor health status
Our trained medical staff will monitor your health status carefully throughout your treatment. If at any point you need medical care beyond what we can provide, we will arrange for you to be transferred to an appropriate healthcare facility. Your safety is our first priority.
Administer testing associated with detoxification from alcohol or drugs
We use a variety of tests and medications to help clients through the detoxification process. This includes toxicology tests for drug screening purposes, blood alcohol content tests, and laboratory tests, as needed
Oversee patient self-administered medications
If you take prescribed medications from a physician—for example, antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications—you will be allowed to continue taking them during the rehabilitation process, as long as the medications do not conflict with your substance abuse treatment regimen.
We will work closely with your doctor (if applicable) to ensure you are able to continue taking any necessary self-administered medications while in treatment. Substances like stimulants, medical marijuana, and muscle relaxants, however, can interfere with treatment. These are generally contraindicated (not allowed).
Treat substance abuse disorders, including detoxification
Treating substance use disorders is a multifaceted process. It requires input and oversight from an interdisciplinary treatment team. This may include your primary care physician or other external providers, working in coordination with our addiction specialists, licensed therapists, and medical providers.
Adelante Recovery Center has on-site medical providers for clients who need medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Suboxone, Naltrexone, Buprenorphine, or other medications during the detoxification process.