Zepf Center is accredited through 2017 by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. CARF International is an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers.
Founded in 1966, CARF is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services. It does this by establishing standards of quality for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering their programs or services to consumers. CARF uses the standards to determine how well an organization is serving its consumers and how it can improve.
A provider may earn accreditation for its programs or services after demonstrating it substantially conforms to CARF standards. To determine this conformance, a team of professional CARF surveyors personally visits the provider, generally for two to three days, to interview people, review documents, and observe services.
The surveyors also provide consultation to enhance the provider's standards conformance.
CARF-accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they substantially meet internationally recognized standards. CARF accreditation means that you can be confident that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs and that its focus is on consumer satisfaction.
Community mental health agencies require certification by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) when they provide mental health services that are funded by a community mental health board or when they are subject to Department licensure of a residential facility according to section 5119.22 of the Revised Code.
Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.
The Columbus Dispatch has published an article detailing the recovery journey of Jett Hill, including his admission into the Zepf Center's Recovery House, and the birth of Lucas County's Drug Abuse Response Team(DART).
The author, Alan Johnson, emphasizes the necessity of widely available treatment and notes the current problem of insufficient resources.VIEW MORE
One of the most recent heroin overdoses has been associated with carfentanil. – a large animal tranquilizer. It is a synthetic opioid, 10,000 times stronger than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. Given carfentanil’s potency, the community and safety forces are being advised that multiple doses of naloxone may be necessary to reverse an overdose.VIEW MORE
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.VIEW MORE