A Leader in Young Adult Mental Health Treatment

Newport Healthcare Outcomes

For more than 14 years, Newport Healthcare has provided sustainable healing for young people and their families, first through Newport Academy for teens and since 2020, through Newport Institute for young adults. Measuring outcomes in mental health services demonstrates a company’s commitment to providing truly evidence-based care. To that end, Newport Healthcare releases an annual report on our healthcare outcomes, with data collected and analyzed in partnership with Drexel University, one of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare research universities.

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Learn more about how Newport’s integrated approach to healing is making a significant impact on teens, young adults, and families.

How Our Mental Health Treatment Outcomes Inform Our Evidence-Based Care

The results of our data analysis are reflected in our treatment plans.

The results of our data analysis are reflected in our treatment plans.

Like many treatment centers, Newport utilizes therapeutic modalities that have been scientifically validated in the research setting. However, we go beyond providing evidence-based care—we also create our own continually evolving body of evidence regarding our treatment efficacy and success rates. Our ongoing outcomes research allows us to improve our treatment programs year after year, to ensure that we are offering the most effective treatment for our patients. Furthermore, we share these results with the general public, because measuring mental health outcomes helps promotes accountability for the behavioral healthcare industry as a whole.

The Importance of Third-Party Verification in Outcomes Reports

The Importance of Third-Party Verification in Outcomes Reports

Third-party validation is an important aspect of transparency in healthcare. At Newport Healthcare, this includes developing rigorous research and data compilation methodology in partnership with a third-party academic institution, Drexel University’s Center for Family Intervention Science in Philadelphia. In 2021, Newport partnered with Drexel to establish Newport Healthcare’s Center for Research and Innovation. The Center’s researchers collect and analyze our healthcare outcomes report data, including clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction, across all of our Newport Institute and Newport Academy program locations.

Measuring Our Treatment Outcomes

Our research partners at Drexel use industry-standard assessment tools that gauge a patient’s level of psychological distress based on their self-reported answers to a series of questions. Among these measures are the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) that provides a depression severity score, the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale (GAD-7) that measures symptoms of anxiety, and the World Health Organization’s Well-Being Index (WHO-5). In addition, our outcomes research includes data gathered in a proprietary Behavioral Health Screen formulated by Drexel’s Office of Research and Innovation.


Depression Severity Scale

Screens, diagnoses, monitors, and measures the severity of depression


Anxiety Score

Measures the severity of anxiety, using the scores of 5, 10, and 15 as cutoff points for mild, moderate, and severe anxiety


Well-Being Index

Five-item World Health Organization scale, among the most widely used questionnaires assessing subjective psychological well-being

Patients admitted to Newport in 2021 displayed a complex of behavioral health concerns. Overall, young adults scored consistently higher than adolescents on most psychopathology symptoms (depression, anxiety, suicide, trauma, and substance use) at intake. As they progressed through treatment, however, patients’ anxiety and depression scores reduced from acute to mild or minimal levels. They also experienced robust, clinically significant improvements in well-being, suicidality, academic skills and engagement, and family attachment.

Our 2021 Clients

As part of our healthcare outcomes data, we also publish anonymous demographic statistics of our patient community. First, this information offers an additional dimension to our treatment outcomes, shedding light on the prevalence of mental health and substance abuse that can be prevalent in all communities. Second, it shows the range of mental health and co-occurring disorders that our community is addressing, sometimes simultaneously, further illuminating the journey our patients take on their way to finding sustainable healing.

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Affiliations & Accreditations

Third-party outcomes reports serve as one of the many ways Newport continues to hold ourselves responsible for providing the highest-quality care. Efforts like this verify our commitment to evidence-based care, and are the reason we’ve earned the trust of industry-leading accreditation providers like the Joint Commission and LegitScript.

Newport Healthcare is a Joint Commission–accredited organization. The Joint Commission International (JCI) was established in 1988, as a not-for-profit, private affiliate of the Joint Commission. Through international accreditation, consultation, publications, and education programs, JCI extends the Joint Commission’s mission worldwide by helping to improve the quality of patient care; assisting international healthcare organizations, public health agencies, health ministries, and others in evaluating, improving, and demonstrating the quality of patient care; increasing the success rate of drug treatment programs; and enhancing patient safety in more than 60 countries.

In 2018, given the severity of the opioid and mental health crisis facing the United States, and in the wake of what was exposed as false advertising by digital marketers targeting the addiction treatment space, Google, Bing, Facebook, and other leading advertising engines established LegitScript certification as the only certification service for top-rated rehab centers. Newport is proud to have been awarded LegitScript certification shortly after the rigorous application process became available to treatment centers nationwide.

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