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Addiction Treatment Acronyms & Terms Widely Used

We often meet people who are new to the addiction treatment industry and are unfamiliar with the use of acronyms that we use. We put this together as a one sheet to help stay current with some of the acronyms that we use frequently. Keep in mind this list is only a small portion of what is used in the addiction treatment field but covers some of the primary acronyms. We also provided a link to the what we feel might be a decent explanation of what the terms actually mean. Hopefully you will find this information helpful. Please feel free to call us or fill out a form on the website to ask any questions.

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Addiction Treatment Industry Acronyms

Acronym Description Link
AATOD American Association of the Treatment of Opioid Dependence Learn More
ASAM American Society of Addiction Medicine Learn More
CADC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Learn More
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Learn More
CIWA Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol Scale, Revised Learn More
COD Co-Occurring Disorders Learn More
CON Certificate of Need Learn More
COWS Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale Learn More
DCF Florida Department of Children and Families Learn More
EAP Employee Assistance Program Learn More
ED Eating Disorder Learn More
EHR Electronic Health Record Learn More
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Learn More
EMR Electronic Medical Record Learn More
FARR Florida Association of Recovery Residences Learn More
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Learn More
HMO Health Maintenance Organization Learn More
HONCode Health on the Net Learn More
IOP Intensive Outpatient Program Learn More
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Learn More
LCADC Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Learn More
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Learn More
Ligature Resistant Ligature Resistant Learn More
LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor Learn More
LOC Level of Care Learn More
MAT Medication Assisted Treatment Learn More
NAADAC National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Learn More
NAATP National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers Learn More
NABH National Association of Behavioral Healthcare Learn More
NP Nurse Practitoner Learn More
OMT Opioid Maintenance Treatment Learn More
OP Outpatient Program Learn More
OTP Opioid Treatment Program Learn More
PA Phyiscians Assistant Learn More
PAWS Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms Learn More
PHP Partial Hospitalization Program Learn More
PPO Preferred Provider Organization Learn More
REBT Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Learn More
RTC Residential Treatment Centers Learn More
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Learn More
Telehealth Telemedicine (Covered by insurance) Learn More
TX Treatment Learn More
UR Utilization Review Learn More

Rehab Marketing Acronyms

Acronym Description Link
CPA Cost Per Acquisition Learn More
GMB Google My Business Learn More
PPC Pay-Per-Click Learn More
SEM Search Engine Marketing Learn More
SEO Search Engine Optimization Learn More
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