New Orleans, LA – The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) recently announced that accreditation has been awarded to the Metropolitan Human Services District for its substance abuse treatment program.

This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization. Accreditation demonstrates that substance abuse services available to the citizens of the New Orleans area meet high standards of care and treatment. This rigorous peer review process demonstrates that these programs and services are of the highest quality, are measurable and have the necessary accountability standards.

This accreditation process started last year while the Department of Health – Office for Addictive Disorders was in charge substance abuse programs in the New Orleans region. Metropolitan Human Services District assumed control of these substance abuse services this month, and this is the first accreditation awarded to the district.

CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now know as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer- focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

For additional information, contact Drew Leven at (504) 568-2739