DRUG & ALCOHOL ASSESSMENTS
As a health and recovery clinic, we at Red Willow Counseling & Recovery conduct drug and alcohol assessments. Drug and alcohol assessments are important because they can help diagnose substance abuse or misuse. Drug and alcohol assessments can also help determine how severe the substance abuse is. These kinds of assessments can help determine what the road to recovery may look like or what kinds of therapies might help a person. Continue reading to learn more.
Why Are Drug And Alcohol Assessments Important?
Drug and alcohol assessments are important for many reasons. Firstly, drug/alcohol assessments can help determine if an individual has a substance problem. Drug and alcohol assessments can also help spot substance abuse and mental health disorders involving drug misuse early on.
An assessment is important for medical professionals to be able to know the best course of action to take after an intervention or prior to a consultation. Drug/alcohol assessments might be required for employment opportunities or may be court-ordered after a DUI or other drug-related illegal act. Assessments usually do not require a lot of time but are greatly encouraged due to the help they can provide.
What Does A Drug/Alcohol Assessment Entail?
Luckily, drug or alcohol assessments don’t take a lot of time to complete. However, there are usually a few different parts to alcohol or drug assessments. Firstly, a specialist will screen you, then the assessment will take place, then there will likely be a follow-up and potential referral services that take place.
There will be a variety of questions that are asked during the screening/assessment process including questions about substance use history, family history of substance abuse, drug/alcohol use patterns, your mental health, and any other medical issues you may be dealing with. After questions have been asked, there may be more in-depth research required including other tests.
What Other Services Accompany An Assessment?
After a drug or alcohol evaluation, there may be other things that a person might have to go through in order to recover, especially depending on how severe the situation is. Some other things that may be helpful on the substance abuse recovery journey include:
- PRIME Program
- Interventions and consultations
- AA or NA meetings
- Substance Education Classes
- Substance Abuse Counseling
Reach out today for more information about substance abuse counseling, interventions, and consultations.
Do You Need Substance Abuse Recovery Resources?
If you or a family member are in need of a drug or alcohol assessment or other substance abuse recovery resources, we at Red Willow Counseling & Recovery are at your service. We provide many recovery resources including drug and alcohol assessments, consultations, and interventions as well as rehabilitation efforts, including access to the Prime For Life program. In addition to substance recovery resources, we provide options for individuals struggling with mental health issues, relationship problems, etc. If you are in need of professional counseling and recovery services, feel free to reach out to us at Red Willow Counseling & Recovery today.