Substance Abuse Evaluations
An evaluation does these things:
Determines if the individual has an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Assesses the extent of the substance use or addiction.
Identifies if there are any co-occurring conditions, such as any physical or mental health concerns, or any additional drug use.
Assesses the extent to which the substance use is harming the person’s life.
Creates a complete understanding of the person and their circumstances, which establishes a baseline. This helps to build an accurate treatment plan that is best suited for their needs.
A substance use evaluation typically consists of two components: a screening and an assessment. The screening is a preliminary appraisal of risk factors to determine if someone needs help to prevent their substance use from progressing further. The assessment is a more formal and in-depth process that involves interviewing the person to get a more complete picture of their substance use and mental health.
We provide full substance abuse evaluation and assessments. The purpose of a comprehensive substance abuse evaluation is to identify areas that may require further assessment by other professionals, and to develop a recommended treatment plan based on specific needs and diagnostic information.