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Residential Assessment

In-depth inpatient addiction evaluation is the beginning of successful treatment.

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2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old


graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
The Complexity of Addiction Diagnosis

Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease that can be masked or exacerbated by many factors. Although addiction is treatable, it’s often difficult to identify. Caron’s Residential Assessment Program, a comprehensive inpatient addiction assessment process, accurately diagnoses substance use disorder and co-occurring conditions.

Our approach to inpatient evaluation.

Caron's Residential Assessment Programs (RAP) are available to teens, young adults and adults. Typically five days in length, these comprehensive evaluations give our multidisciplinary treatment teams insight into the patient’s condition, allowing them to make appropriate treatment recommendations. 

Inpatient addiction assessments are conducted in one convenient location by a variety of care providers, including: 

  • medical staff
  • psychologists
  • addiction specialists
  • spiritual care advisors
  • referring clinicians

Why become a resident?

While we recognize that evaluations can be done in an outpatient setting, inpatient addiction assessments are more thorough and efficient. Furthermore, when it comes to something as serious as chemical dependency, it’s important to be as accurate as possible when forming a diagnosis. Inpatient evaluations ensure that no stone is left unturned. 

What’s Involved in the Residential Assessment

During inpatient addiction assessment, we use a variety of comprehensive evaluations and tests to get to know the potential patient, including:

  • addiction medicine assessment
  • psychological evaluations
  • psychiatric evaluations, when clinically warranted
  • history and physical evaluation
  • lab studies, including comprehensive drug screens
  • family assessments
  • gathering and review of comprehensive collateral information
  • collaboration with referent(s), including family and/or colleagues
  • neurocognitive assessment, when clinically warranted

These evaluations tell us about an individual’s history; physical and psychological conditions; chemical dependency; and whether any co-occurring disorders are present.

When residential assessment is complete, the multidisciplinary team meets with the patient and family members to review findings and recommend an appropriate level of care. If addiction is part of the diagnosis, the team will immediately develop an individualized behavioral health treatment plan.

When an Intervention Is Necessary

It’s not unusual for the addict to be reluctant to undergo inpatient addiction assessment and/or addiction rehab. If someone you support is resistant to evaluation and treatment, Caron can refer you to an intervention professional. Please contact us for more information. 

Residential Assessment Program for Healthcare Professionals

We offer a residential assessment program specifically for Healthcare Professionals, which takes into consideration specific issues and concerns regarding addiction in the medical field. During these inpatient addiction assessments, treatment teams will coordinate with referents (which can include state advocacy programs and/or licensure boards) and meet with patients and their families to review evaluation findings and develop customized treatment plans.