Making a difference — one patient, one family at a time
The backbone of any rehab program is the staff members and the individuals who run that rehab center and keep it flowing and delivering. This is the lifeblood of any successful center, and this is the key to the success of any facility. At Sunflower Wellness, we believe in this with our entire heart. A rehab center can have the best facility imaginable in the best location and with the best amenities took but if the staff is not very skilled or experienced or does not work well together then the overall success and vitality and accomplishment of the rehab center will dwindle. Furthermore, a rehab center can have in it the best array of treatment programs imaginable but if the staff is not up to speed and capable of really delivering it then the rehab center is in for hard times ahead.
Structurally speaking, a drug rehab center is run like almost any other organization. There is more of a family dynamic and a family feel to a rehab center but ultimately the concept is very much the same. For example, treatment facilities have an executive and administrative staff that runs the day-to-day operations while the professional staff members provide the rehab services. There is the business side of the staff complement that manage the organization, then there is the delivery personal themselves that actually run the services provided at the rehab center itself. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Kansas the only difference really is that all of our staff regardless of their position works together as a cohesive family-based unit, intent on achieving the goal of rehabilitating people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
The Importance of Experience
For rehab to work, the staff has to be stellar and experienced both. A review of the staff of any rehab center in America will usually reveal decades of professional experience in the field of addiction. We at Sunflower Wellness Retreat are no different. In fact, some of our staff are veterans of addiction treatment with multiple decades of experience in this field. Our staff are licensed and trained and fully certified. It is important to understand and remember that drug treatment facilities are state-regulated, and professionals who work at such facilities are generally subject to a stringent state credentialing process. In fact, the requirements for inpatient rehab centers are some of the most stringent and advanced out there for residential organizations.
We take pride in having a staff that consists of MD, MD Psychologist, RN, LPN, LAC, LMSW, MBA, MSEd Physiology and TLAC.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has published a National Review of State Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs and Certification Standards for Substance Abuse Counselors and Prevention Professionals that describes licensing requirements from state to state and it is very thorough. The review actually covers the different compliance requirements that all facilities must follow as well as the licensing, certifications, and credentialing that rehab center staff have to have to be employed at such a center. At Sunflower Wellness Retreat in Kansas, we are a fully licensed, Joint Commission accredited rehab program and our staff are all up to date with their training, their certification, their licenses, and their credentials.