Thursday, February 28, 2019

Getting A Substance Use Assessment

Need to Get Your Child Help for Substance Use? Start By Getting an Assessment
clinical assessment
If your son or daughter has recently made the decision to seek treatment for their substance use, it’s a huge milestone for both of you – but it can be difficult to know where to start. While you may feel happy and hopeful that your child wants help, the steps to getting there may seem overwhelming, and the treatment options may seem endless. The following information will guide you through the initial steps of getting your child into treatment suited to his or her particular circumstances.

The first thing your child will need to get is a substance use assessment. While treatment programs for drug or alcohol use are often portrayed as ‘one-size-fits-all,’ this is far from the truth. There are many treatment (or “rehab”) optionsoffering a wide variety of services depending upon who they serve. Therefore, it’s important that your child is assessed comprehensively to ensure that they are referred to the right type of treatment for their situation, their substance of choice, their mental health, their age, their gender and their goals.
What's Included in an Assessment?

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