The so-called “treatment assessment” is a process of identifying the most appropriate drug rehab programs for an individual. The term “treatment” has various co…
The so-called “treatment assessment” is a process of identifying the most appropriate drug rehab programs for an individual. The term “treatment” has various connotations that are often confused with “detox”. For example, in the case of alcohol or drug abuse, it signifies a complete clean slate. In the case of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, it usually indicates that a person has had professional training and has received some sort of certification related to substance abuse. Many people don’t like to admit that they need help but when someone close to you needs treatment you must go through a process of testing, evaluating, interviewing and therapy.
Treatment assessment screenings are conducted at the beginning of a residential treatment program to determine if it’s the right program for your loved one. It is a common practice to perform a follow up assessment to make sure the person continues to meet all of their treatment needs and doesn’t need additional help. Treatment assessment screens are not usually covered by insurance, so you will need to provide your own funding to pay for this important aspect of someone receiving treatment at a drug and alcohol treatment center.
Treatment assessment screening can be a very effective way to identify if a person should be receiving a specific type of treatment or if they should be allowed to progress through the halfway house stage until they find a recovery compatible to their needs. Treatment centers use a variety of tools to assess a patient’s needs including demographics, past health issues, addiction, social settings, personality disorders, coping mechanisms, life events, family history, etc. An experienced and skilled treatment counselor/receiver will be able to identify the most appropriate drug rehab program for your loved one based on these results. If a drug treatment center fails to accurately determine what kind of treatment a person requires, chances are they may be giving your loved one the wrong advice as well as wasting valuable time and money by not providing the best treatment available.