Most accomplishments are made with proper planning, and recovery from addiction is no exception. Each person’s story and life circumstances are unique, and their recovery plan should reflect that. A successful treatment plan that fosters long-term recovery begins with an addiction evaluation or assessment. To get started on the right plan for you, contact BRC Healthcare at 888.559.2036 today. We offer addiction evaluation services and addiction treatment programs in the Austin, TX, area that are designed to assess your individual needs and challenges and to create a customized treatment plan that works for you.
What Is an Addiction Evaluation?
An addiction evaluation is an assessment conducted by a qualified professional that helps to identify the type and severity of an individual’s substance use issue, other co-occurring mental health concerns, and history of trauma. This evaluation includes a variety of components, such as:
- Physical exams
During the addiction evaluation process, our team of professionals will thoroughly assess your physical, psychological, and emotional needs. We’ll ask about your:
- Medical history
- Lifestyle habits
- Access to support systems
- Substance use patterns
- Family history
The goal is for us to identify the underlying causes of addiction. By targeting these root issues, we can develop an appropriate treatment plan to help you move forward in life.
The Medical Evaluation Process
BRC Healthcare performs in-depth clinical and medical evaluations for each client before detox or residential treatment begins. A comprehensive evaluation process enables us to design a highly individualized detox treatment plan that addresses specific concerns regarding a client’s substance use disorder, mental and physical health, and urgent medical matters.
A client will meet with a physician and primary counselor within 24 hours of admission. The evaluation process consists of three specific evaluations: medical, psychiatric, and psychosocial.
An assessment of a client’s health and medical history allows us to design the most individualized detox, treatment, and ongoing wellness plan possible. In this phase, we will evaluate a client’s:
- Physical issues, such as any history of injuries or illnesses.
- Psychological issues, such as anxiety or depression.
- Current medications.
We will also look at a client’s family medical history.
A psychiatric evaluation will monitor a client’s mood, thought patterns, and behavior while also considering patient reports, family reports, and other medical records to determine if a client is also struggling with a mental health matter such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Many clients have been incorrectly diagnosed, which can lead to poor medication compliance or effectiveness over time.
Psychosocial Evaluation Process
Physical healing is an integral component of overall healing from addiction, but the most effective treatment incorporates an assessment that addresses the underlying issues that contribute to addiction. A psychosocial evaluation examines a client from both psychological and social perspectives, affording us the opportunity to understand how these factors influence a client’s physical and mental well-being.
Planning for the Future
Comprehensive planning makes positive outcomes possible. Our goal is to uncover and evaluate pertinent and illuminating information in a respectful, ethical, and efficient manner. This will help us determine the best treatment plan for a client’s individual needs. More than that, it helps clients understand themselves.
Proper planning is a first crucial step on the journey to recovery. At BRC Healthcare, we have helped people who have been resistant to treatment or who may have been labeled as “chronically relapsing.” We pride ourselves on having a deeper understanding of the underlying causes of addiction, which allows us to build personalized treatment plans for clients and take on even the most complex cases.
Schedule an Addiction Evaluation at BRC Healthcare
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, contact BRC Healthcare today at 888.559.2036 to schedule an addiction evaluation. We would love to start getting to know you to assist in developing an effective and individualized treatment plan. With this detailed assessment, we can create a plan that is tailored to your unique needs, so you can take back control of your life and health. Reach out today and begin the path to long-term sobriety. We can help you attain the life you deserve.