Drug Addiction Assessment Process and Help with Addiction,
The Help with Addiction Assessment begins by calling the Houghton House enquiry line. You will then speak to a professional person who is equipped to carry out a brief telephonic evaluation of the next step forward. This may involve immediate admission and or setting up an assessment.
Before our patients embark on any treatment programme, they undergo a comprehensive professional assessment by one of our experienced clinical team. This ensures that the recommended treatment programme meets the patient’s requirements. The assessment process is designed to ascertain their current and past substance use history, family support, psychiatric, psychological and motivational status.
Should the individual require Help with Addiction and be willing to be admitted directly the practical aspects of this process can be facilitated with our support. An assessment process will identify the treatment needs to be based on the individual’s emotional, physical and psychiatric history.
The Houghton House assessment process comprises of the collection of pertinent and relevant information on the client, engaging in a process with the patient that enables the addiction counsellor to understand the patient’s willingness for recovery and change.
We look at problem areas, diagnoses, disabilities, and strengths. Our assessment will involve a medical examination of the functioning and well-being of the client and may include a number of tests and exercises.
Addiction Assessment & Help with Addiction a Diagnosis
The Addiction Assessment diagnosis is established by referral to a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, and one of our qualified healthcare professionals. This assessment of the patient is an ongoing process that is repeated over time to view the improvement of the client’s status. This would normally include
Health, education, family, trauma history, marital status, legal involvement, financial situation and employment
Primary drugs used, (including alcohol) patterns of drug use, and treatment episodes, age of first use, family history of substance abuse.
Mental health problems
family history, patient history, diagnosis, hospitalization, other treatment, current symptoms, mental status, medications and adherence
The purpose of theAddiction Assessment is to decide whether addiction is existing, what the extent of the addiction is if there are conditions that are co-occurring, and to help with addiction recovery in the building of a treatment plan. A diagnosis professional will conduct alcohol and drug abuse assessments privately. Information provided is kept confidential and used to assist in your treatment. The financial considerations and the relevant medical aid cover will all be addressed
Treatment for a drug or alcohol problem begins with an addiction assessment. The purpose of an assessment is to decide whether addiction is existing, what the extent of the addiction is, if there are conditions that are co-occurring, and to help with addiction recovery in the building of a treatment plan. A diagnosis professional will conduct alcohol and drug abuse assessments privately. Information provided is kept confidential and used to assist in your treatment.
The financial considerations and the relevant medical aid cover will all be addressed.
Should the individual be suitable for Help with Addiction treatment at any of the treatment options at Houghton House arrangements will be made. If an alternative treatment facility is preferable we will assist with referrals.