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Substance Abuse & Addiction Assessment

Upon entering treatment, clients receive thorough biopsychosocial assessments to determine all of the issues that should be addressed. Our clinical team will confirm or revise any previous diagnoses and map out a treatment plan that targets the symptoms of a client’s condition as well as the underlying issues contributing to it.

The specific components of a mental health assessment or an addiction assessment varies by treatment center and client, but generally, assessments may include the following:

Physical Exam – If a client is entering drug or alcohol detox or treatment for an eating disorder, they will receive an exam to assess vital signs and their physical health.

Psychological Assessment – Our psychiatric team may draw upon a number of evaluation methods to determine and diagnose mental health disorders and co-occurring issues.

Substance Abuse Assessment – Clients receiving treatment for alcohol or drug abuse may take part in drug screenings as well as an oral or written substance abuse assessment detailing their history with drugs and alcohol.

Medical History – As part of a mental health or substance abuse evaluation, our clinicians may obtain general information about a client’s medical history including any physical or mental illnesses, medications (past and present) as well as information on tobacco use, sleep hygiene, allergies and medical conditions of family members.

Interpersonal Information – Clients’ primary therapists address their relationships with family members and loved ones in individual counseling. They work with the client to determine if family or couples counseling is a clinically appropriate component of treatment.

Treatment Goals – With the information obtained through medical and behavioral assessments as well as initial counseling sessions with clients, we craft comprehensive treatment plans that address each client’s specific needs and treatment goals. As a client progresses through mental health or drug rehab, we adjust the treatment plan to accommodate their changing needs.

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Posted on June 28, 2017 and modified on April 27, 2019

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