Initial Assessment

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Comprehensive Assessments For Adults

The first session functions as the initial assessment and usually lasts around an hour. The process is an in-depth interview, which may include individual diagnostic testing; a review of relevant medical, legal, mental health and previous treatment records; a physical screening for detoxification; and interviews with concerned others.   The interview assists in developing a customized and individualized treatment plan addressing each person’s unique needs.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Assessment

Adolescents differ from adults physiologically, developmentally, and emotionally as they make the transition from child to adult. Although experimentation with mood altering substances is common, abuse can seriously impair development, leaving an adolescent unprepared for the demands of adulthood. The adolescent assessment focus’s on the unique developmental history of each person and often accompanies a report from the school if there is a signed authorization to do so. Parents often accompany their teenager to the assessment and are invited to participate in the treatment process.