An addiction assessment is a critical first step in selecting an appropriate treatment program for yourself or a loved one. Next Step Intervention helps individuals and family members chart the course for effective addiction treatment by conducting a comprehensive evaluation. Tailored to the patient’s needs, this assessment is private and non-invasive and is overseen by medical professionals and psychiatrists specializing in addiction diagnosis and rehabilitation.
Who Should Request Addiction Assessment?
Sometimes addiction assessment occurs at the request of the patient—but this is not always the case. It is also common for family members to seek an addiction assessment for a loved one in order to prepare for intervention or learn about subsequent treatment options. The person does not need to be present during the initial stages of an addiction assessment.
The Addiction Assessment Process
Alcohol and drug abuse assessments allow Next Step Intervention professionals to determine (1) whether an addiction is present, (2) the type and severity of the addiction, (3) if there is a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, and (4) which treatment programs are most suitable.
Developing an individualized recovery plan requires a holistic understanding of the addiction so that treatment professionals may address the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual facets of patient care. Your addiction assessment may include:
- Physical & mental health history
- Substance abuse history
- Clinical interviews
- Health screening & testing
- Discussion of financing solutions
Taking the first step toward addiction treatment can leave clients feeling vulnerable and anxious. To set individuals and loved ones at ease, Next Step’s experienced professionals treat personal information with the utmost respect and confidentiality. Information is only used to assist clients and family members with the treatment process and is never compromised or shared with unauthorized family members or facilities.
Schedule Your Addiction Assessment
If you suspect addiction in someone you love or are battling addiction in your own life, contact a Next Step professional today. Coordinating care from start to finish, our team helps you navigate the recovery process to bring about lasting life change at no cost to you. To begin your treatment journey or inquire about residential and outpatient recovery programs, call 1-800-298-1850 or submit your request online.