Evaluation & Diagnosis

Evaluation & Diagnosis

Our staff begins by assessing the scope and severity of the substance use and interrelated problems. In addition to patient interviews, assessment often includes input from the patient’s referring health-care provider, employer, family or others.

 

If the patient needs detoxification and/or inpatient treatment, a certified chemical-dependency professional completes a more extensive evaluation to measure the impact that substance use has had on:

  • Physical and emotional health

  • Relationships

  • Employment

  • Personal values

  • Legal responsibilities 

A complete medical examination and reports from other health-care professionals are also factored into the evaluation and treatment recommendations.

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