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Blue Distinction Rehab Centers Near Me

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What is Blue Distinction?

If you or a loved one suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD), a medical condition defined by an uncontrollable use of drugs or alcohol despite negative consequences, and you’re ready to seek help, you want to find a facility that offers high-quality treatment and care.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) Association recognizes healthcare facilities that meet strict standards and deliver excellent, effective, affordable patient care as Blue Distinction Centers (BDC) for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery.

What is Blue Distinction?

Blue Distinction Centers are designated treatment facilities that show a commitment to improving patient safety and better health outcomes. Designations are awarded based on quality criteria—developed with input from the medical community and leading accreditation organizations—that support delivery of timely, coordinated, multidisciplinary, evidence-based care.

The BDC Substance Use Treatment and Recovery program requires residential, inpatient, intensive outpatient, or partial hospitalization facilities to provide patients with quality medical and psychological care during all phases of treatment—from withdrawal and detox management through long-term maintenance and support.1 Additionally, designated facilities must offer medication-assisted treatment for those with opioid use disorder (OUD).1

Ways to Get in Contact With Us

If you believe you or someone you love may be struggling with addiction, let us hear your story and help you determine a path to treatment.

There are a variety of confidential, free, and no obligation ways to get in contact with us to learn more about treatment.

Our Blue Distinction Rehab Centers

Our Blue Distinction Rehab Centers

American Addiction Centers has multiple rehab locations that are Blue Distinction Centers. These include:

The aforementioned facilities are part of the Blue Distinction Center (BDC) for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery, a highly respected network of behavioral healthcare facilities dedicated to providing thorough, individualized, evidence-based treatment to individuals seeking help for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. The distinction means that these facilities continue their commitment to meeting and exceeding the highest standards in patient-centered care.

Blue Distinction Eligibility

Blue Distinction Eligibility and Evaluation Process

To be considered a Blue Distinction Center, a facility must undergo an evaluation process for eligibility, which assesses the quality and value the center provides in various areas, including:1

  • The level of care.
  • The inclusion of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
  • Multidisciplinary care that includes medication (if needed), primary care, counseling services, psychotherapy, case management, rehab, and referral services.
  • Accreditations.
  • Evidence-based therapies.
  • Making the family part of the long-term treatment plan and goal setting.
  • A commitment to continued evaluation and improvement.
  • A standard assessment of all incoming patients to ensure each person gets the appropriate level of care.
  • Follow-up care.
  • A discharge plan for each patient.
  • Involving the patient in the decision-making to create realistic goals and treatment plans.


  1. BlueCross BlueShield Association. Program Selection Criteria: Substance Use Treatment and Recovery.
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