In order for clinics to properly understand a client’s history with substance abuse and the best pathway towards a healthier life, they need to undergo an assessment. Upon arrival at the clinic, clients will be screened for mental health-related issues, as well as answer a series of questions about their primary drug, as well as any other substances they use regularly.
We understand that substance use disorders are complex issues, and they will be recognized as such within our clinics. The stigmatization that surrounds substance abuse can be a huge barrier that prevents people from getting the help that they need. We guarantee a safe environment that is free of judgment, and we acknowledge that entering our facilities is a big first step.
Our staff is expertly trained medical professionals who understand the importance of discretion and are not permitted to pass judgment under any circumstances. Given the sensitive nature of the treatment of substance use disorder and alcohol use disorder, our staff are sympathetic to the plights of our respective patients and will remain completely objective when fostering care for our patients.
The pre-treatment assessment that our clients undergo has their best interests at heart. In order to effectively treat a substance use disorder, we need to understand some of the underlying causes of the addiction, as well as triggers that may cause a relapse. Our clients’ health is our number one priority, and each question we ask is designed to help our clients during the recovery process. The assessment is also necessary before we can provide any sort of medication to assist in the withdrawal process. We will also outline a timeline for expected withdrawal, and the amount and type of therapy clients should receive.
During the assessment, patients may be asked questions such as:
- How long have you used drugs?
- What is your primary drug?
- Would you say you’ve built up a significant tolerance to this drug?
- What do you like about this drug?
- What do you not like about this drug?
- Can you think of anything you used to do prior to abusing drugs that gave you the same feelings of contentment or joy?
- What do you expect to get out of treatment?
- Why are you here?
Without an intervention into substance abuse, many users will continue down the dark road of addiction. An intervention doesn’t always look like the traditional interventions you may have seen on TV, or heard about on the rumor mill. An intervention is simply someone trying to help. Talking to your loved one about their drug use. Interventions can happen at your home, at the home of your loved one, we can even facilitate large group style interventions at our facilities. We are well trained in substance abuse disorders and can be persuasive in convincing people to seek the help that they deserve.
Intervening in substance use disorders and alcohol use disorder early on can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of the treatment. Generally speaking, with prolonged use it only becomes more difficult to cease abusing substances, so seeking help as soon as possible is highly recommended. The need for outside help to address a substance use disorder is nothing to be ashamed of and intervening in someone’s substance use disorder can be just the impetus they need to get start them off in the right direction.
It is never too late to seek help for a substance abuse disorder, but the sooner help is sought, the easier the recovery process will be. Everyone’s life matters and nobody deserves to be host to a debilitating addiction that controls them. If you or anyone you know suffers from a substance use disorder, reach out today. Our programs are specially designed to provide a personalized level of care, approaching treatment on a case by case basis. We understand the uniqueness of each patient’s needs in regard to their recovery journey, and we offer a level of care that reflects that. Our commitment to assisting our patients toward a better future allows us to deliver a comprehensive level of care that is focused on assessment, intervention, rehabilitation, and ongoing services. The mental, emotional and physical health of our clients is our utmost concern. Our mission is to equip individuals with the tools they need to continue down the right path.