Why Does Science Matter?
The use of the term “evidence-based treatment” indicates that all services at JourneyPure are based on the latest scientific research that has been identified. These treatment modalities work best to assist individuals with overcoming addiction, trauma and mental health issues.
A few similar terms to describe the use of research in treatment include:
– Evidence-based medicine
– Evidence-based practice
Regardless of the term, the general concept is the same. Quite simply, everything we do clinically has been shown to improve outcomes for individuals facing addiction and related issues.
How We are a Leader in Evidence-Based Treatment
JourneyPure was founded to be a national leader in the addiction field in the use of evidence-based treatment. The advent of evidence-based treatments and their use within addiction treatment centers has revolutionized the delivery services within this area of medical care. Historically, addiction treatment was based solely on the Minnesota Model, which focuses on the philosophies of the Alcoholics Anonymous program. There has been some system-wide resistance to, or disinterest in, the incorporation of the latest available evidence-based practices and the use of technology. Significant public monies are spent each year for research and development in improving the delivery and content of substance abuse treatment. While the addiction treatment field has some awareness of these technologies, they are rarely incorporated across the board and often not fully implemented as designed. Despite the awareness and discussion of the need to incorporate newer strategies, most programs deliver services that vary little from the Minnesota Model of substance abuse treatment.
At JourneyPure, we have a strong commitment to the 12 step approach and the philosophy behind it. However, we believe that while this is a necessary component of any addiction treatment approach, by itself can be insufficient. We, therefore, created a model to merge what has traditionally worked well in the addiction treatment field (and importantly been scientifically supported), with what we know to work well from the latest federally funded, university-based research studies.