Assessment & Evaluation
In developing a recovery plan, careful assessment and evaluation are essential to creating a customized program of concierge services for each client’s needs. At Recovery Resources, we utilize a number of assessment tools to help determine the nature of the addiction or disorder so we can assist each client in establishing a pathway to recovery. Specific instruments help us to determine if further assessment is warranted, the nature and the extent of the client’s abuse (addiction or disorder), whether the client has a mental disorder, what types of traumatic experiences a client has had and what the consequences are, and treatment-related factors that impact the client’s response to interventions. The following assessment tools provide a complete biopsychosocial assessment:
- Personal consultation. This initial meeting, which can take place in-person or by phone, gives us the chance to get to know a little more about the client and why treatment is being sought.
- Assessment and Screening. Understanding the extent and nature of a client’s alcohol/drug abuse or addiction (co-occurring disorders) and its interaction with other life areas, is essential for a detailed diagnosis, appropriate case management, and successful treatment.
- Motivational interviewing. Goal-oriented counseling helps the client resolve any hesitation he/she might feel in seeking recovery.
- Family history. This can provide us with your family’s history with addiction or other disorders which can introduce genetic pre-disposition. This tool helps to form a genogram of the client’s relationships, community resources, and resources the client has not recognized.
- Medical or Physical history. Understanding your physical and/or medical history is important to developing a plan that will work for you and the proper treatment facility.
- Psychological testing. Psychological tests are used to assess cognitive and emotional functioning of children and adults if necessary.
- Interests and desires assessment. Setting educational and career goals that match one’s interests can play a large role in a client’s long-term wholeness.
To learn more about how careful assessment and planning can help you or a loved one on the road to recovery, contact Whitney Jones Recovery Resources today.