Healthcare Professional Specialized Assessment
For healthcare professionals unsure that substance use disorder is the right diagnosis, we have a special residential assessment program to rule in or out a substance use disorder diagnosis, as well as evaluate for other psychiatric or cognitive disorders. Doctoral-level addiction medicine professionals are part of the clinical team that conducts the assessment.
Typically five days in length, the assessment includes:
- Detoxification services, if needed
- Psychological/psychiatric evaluation
- Medical history and physical evaluation
- Review of comprehensive collateral information
- Lab studies, including comprehensive toxicology screenings
- Family assessments
- Psychometric testing and, if indicated, neurocognitive assessment
Patients undergoing an assessment benefit from being able to participate in treatment and community activities and begin to build relationships with their peers within the healthcare professionals program.
When the assessment is complete, the patient and their family meet with the treatment team to review the findings and confirm if a substance use disorder does or does not exist. The team will make recommendations appropriate to the findings. In cases where substance use disorder or mental health conditions are indicated, the team works with the patient and family to develop a behavioral health treatment plan.