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.