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Addiction Assessment: What is it?

May 15, 2017|Treatment|

An addiction assessment is the first step on the journey to long-term recovery from a substance use disorder. When entering an addiction treatment center, clients will need to be carefully evaluated before a treatment plan can be created and therapy can begin. Addiction specialists will ask a variety of questions, and the answers that clients provide will help to form their treatment regimen. During an addiction assessment, it is vital that clients are as forthcoming as possible about the nature of their addiction, as well as any mental and physical symptoms they might be suffering from. While this may [...]

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What to Expect During The Mental Health Assessment Process

May 8, 2017|Education Center, Treatment and Therapy|

If your doctor or health professional has recommended a mental health assessment, there's no need to worry—the process is straightforward and painless. Mental health issues are more common than you might think; research suggests that nearly one in five adults in the United States deals with some form of mental health disorder each year.1 A mental health assessment is an important diagnostic tool that can help you get the treatment you need. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the main elements of the mental health assessment process. What Is the Purpose of a Mental Health Assessment? A [...]