When you start your treatment at Promise Treatment Centers, you will receive a comprehensive addiction assessment. We will determine all of the substance abuse and psychological issues that we need to address. Our clinical team will confirm or revise any previous diagnosis. We will also sit down with you and go over your addiction treatment program options. We can help you develop a treatment plan that targets your addiction and address any underlying issues that contribute to it. Below is a brief outline of what you can expect during an addiction assessment. Physical Exam Health and physical well-being are an essential part of your recovery. If you are suffering from any health issues, then your recovery will be more challenging. Therefore, we will perform a complete physical exam for your addiction evaluation. We can assess vital signs and your overall physical condition. Psychological Assessment Mental health disorders can influence your substance abuse, and it can also work the other way around. This is why a complete psychological assessment is necessary. Some psychological issues that are often related to addiction include ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We may draw upon several evaluation methods to determine and diagnose your mental health, and if you have any co-occurring issues. Our dual diagnosis treatment centers allow you to get help for both your addiction and your mental health condition. Substance Abuse Assessment At Promises Treatment Center, we understand that no two addictions are alike. For this reason, we perform a substance abuse assessment for both alcohol and drug abuse. The evaluation involves drug screenings, oral assessments, and written assessments We learn more about the depth of your addiction, as well as your history with drugs or alcohol. We also learn more about why you are addicted, as well as why you want to get clean. This is an essential step in your recovery. Medical History We may request a comprehensive report of your medical history. The report will include any physical or mental illnesses, medications, or therapy you have received in the past. It will also tell us what medications you are currently taking or what medical conditions you have. We cannot provide any medication-assisted treatment or even detox until we learn more about your medical history. This is a safety precaution that minimizes risk factors while you are at our treatment center. Interpersonal Information During your initial meeting with a treatment specialist, you have the opportunity to go more deeply into your addiction, your family, and your life. Any loved ones also have the opportunity to talk about addiction and how it is affecting them. Since addiction often affects family members, we welcome your family to talk openly about their problems and concerns. The more information you share, the more we can treat your addiction. Treatment Goals There is a reason why you entered our addiction treatment center. While your main goal is to recover from your addiction, you may have some other goals you want to achieve. For instance, you may want to learn more about nutrition, address your mental health issues, or get more physically fit. Whatever your goals are, we can want to hear about them. From there, we can develop a treatment plan that targets everything we just discussed above. Get Started with Your Addiction Assessment Today Now that you have completed your addiction assessment, it is time to get started with your treatment. To find out more about our substance abuse treatment program at Promise Treatment Centers, call us today at . We can answer your questions and help you find the right treatment plan to get you off of drugs and alcohol for good.