What Is “Evidence-Based” Addiction Treatment?

Everywhere you look, you may come across certain recovery buzzwords that catch your eye but do not provide enough information for you to decide with what to do next. One of those statements may include “evidence-based” as part of their description of their addiction treatment. Seeing “evidence-based” might cause you to perceive the professionalism of the program, although you may be unsure what it entails. Let us dig a little deeper into the meaning of “evidence-based” treatment so you can make an educated decision about treatment for yourself or your loved one. 

What Does “Evidence-Based” Mean?

Rehabilitation facilities want to treat the whole person to match up with their specific recovery needs. Most rehabs do not have a one-treatment-fits-all method. They employ various evidence-based therapies to assist in healing their clients mentally, physically, and spiritually. There are six categories that must be met in order for a treatment to be accredited as evidence-based. Transparency, research, standardization, replication, fidelity scale, and meaningful outcomes are the aspects that can constitute a therapy as evidence-based. Having this measurable information attracts more people with the confidence to know that anyone can get well from drug and alcohol addiction. Evidence-based therapies indicate that the rehab is ready to invest in the client with something that has a proven track record.

What Does “Evidence-Based” Mean for You?

Our evidence-based therapies here at Valiant Living have been tested to work for our clients while continuously implementing innovative treatments to bring levels of evidence-based therapies. Valiant treats the whole human from a progressive yet fresh perspective as we continue to make breakthroughs in addiction recovery treatment to change and save lives. Our “Expanded Recovery” is the cornerstone of our therapeutic modality because we want to offer help to our clients and their loved ones to navigate the difficulties of recovery and repair broken bonds so that everyone can move forward together.

There is so much information out there to take in regarding treatment options. You do not have to let all the recovery jargon overwhelm you. Do your best to ask questions, educate yourself, and choose the type of treatment that you believe will give you or your loved one the best chance to stay sober for the long haul. 


We are here to answer your questions to choose the best treatment for you or your loved one. Valiant Living offers evidence-based therapy options to help you or a loved one struggling with chemical addictions and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, and trauma to recover. Offering a full range of recovery and mental health services, Valiant Living offers “Expanded Recovery” to enrich our clients’ lives in mind, body, and spirit. Valiant fosters connection, encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power and the endless adventure that Colorado provides. Call us today for more information at (303) 952-5035.