If you’re concerned that you or a loved one may be suffering from a substance use disorder, it can be difficult to know what to do next. How do you determine if it’s addiction or just an isolated period of abusing drugs or alcohol? How do you find help?
Our drug and alcohol treatment centers deliver comprehensive evaluations and assessments to help guide you toward a better understanding of substance use disorders and their treatment.
Determining the level of care
Assessment plays a critical role in developing an effective, personalized care plan. Following the guidelines of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, our licensed clinicians perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine each patient’s specific needs.
This biopsychosocial evaluation gathers information about the following:
Medical symptoms and history
We’ll assess whether our patient is suffering any physical illness, independent of or as a result of substance abuse. Our clinicians address medical problems early on, providing treatment to enhance recovery and prevent medical complications.
Here, we’ll determine the nature of the addiction. Our clinicians gather a full report on the substances used, prior efforts to quit, effects of use, and all associated problems.
Psychiatric or psychological symptoms and history
Our clinicians will look for psychiatric illnesses or symptoms of co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD to fully address these problems in our patient’s care.
Family and/or employment issues
Our team will address the repercussions of addiction that our patient may be experiencing. We’ll provide services or referrals for life skills training or employment issues that poise you for a life of recovery well beyond your stay in an RCA drug and alcohol treatment center.
Following these assessments, our team will create a detailed report of our patient’s health, helping to inform our clinical treatment plan.
The RCA iPlan
Upon completion of our various drug and alcohol evaluations, our team will develop the patient’s personalized treatment iPlan.
The iPlan is a customized clinical treatment program based on the individual patient’s needs, under the guidance of a licensed clinician, medical director, and personal case manager.
A patient’s iPlan may include:
- Medical detoxification
- Inpatient and residential treatment
- Cognitive behavioral therapies
- Family therapy
- Outpatient treatment
- Recovery support services
- Self-help groups