EXPECTATIONS OF TREATMENT
Evaluation and Treatment Plan
The more we know about you and your situation, the better we can care for you.
Our Treatment for You Is Based on You
A thorough understanding of each individual we treat, is the key to developing the most tailored and effective personalized one on one treatment program possible. We take great care in getting to know our clients and then develop a course of treatment based on that knowledge.
Our Evaluation of you
We begin our assessment process during our very first contact with you or your loved one; we conduct a thorough evaluation of everyone who arrives at Addiction Recovery Network for treatment.
Intake Admission Evaluation
From the very first moment with the person needing treatment and his or her family member, we begin to gather information. We start with a comprehensive evaluation in which we work to ensure that we at Addiction Recovery Network can best meet your needs. The idea is to determine which of our treatment models can best fit your current life circumstances. This evaluation may assess key details about:
- mental health history
- substance use and medical history
- family structure and issues
- legal history
- career and education
- (if any) current therapist and physician information
As needed, our clinical and medical teams are consulted to determine where to start and make you most comfortable right away.
The Planning of Your Personalized Treatment
Armed with the information we’ve gathered, every patient will be assigned a primary therapist who is highly trained and credentialed who creates an individualized treatment plan for each individual. Depending on his or her needs, an individual’s treatment therapist will also have personal and consulting experience with our highly-credentialed experts from several disciplines, such as addiction therapy, psychology and psychiatry, addiction medicine, health and wellness, spiritual care, and nutrition. The individual will look ] to the possibility of dual disorders and conditions, cross-addictions, co-occurring conditions and other potential barriers to recovery.
Your personalized treatment will be based on your unique needs and life circumstances. Components of your plan may include: detox services (when necessary and may start on intake); one on one and individual, group, and family therapy; specialty treatment groups; psychological services; spiritual support; health and wellness; fitness and recreation; diet and nutrition services; and continuing care support and planning. The bottom line is, your treatment plan is structured to work for you and your presenting circumstances and issues–whether they be physical, mental or spiritual.
Treatment plans are progressive, as we are constantly looking into your future, toward a life of recovery after treatment with Addiction Recovery Network. As treatment progresses, each person is gradually challenged to work outside his or her comfort zone, yet within our unique safety net.
With this structure, each and every individual who comes to Addiction Recovery Network for treatment is given the tools to help form a solid foundation for a life of recovery.
Initial and Ongoing Evaluation for Clients Entering Treatment
- If you or your loved one are entering treatment at an Addiction Recovery Network facility, we will conduct a thorough medical evaluation upon arrival, taking into consideration:
- overall health
- specific medical conditions present
- medical history of the patient and their family
- substance abuse
Often, we’ll conduct a panel of lab tests to observe metabolic processes and rule out other medical problems that may have arisen from substance use.
Each individual will meet with a psych worker within the first few days of admission for a thorough interview. Mental health issues can complicate recovery; they should be assessed and managed right away as part of the initial program for an individual in treatment. Depression and anxiety are common with addiction and can be significant blocks to recovery. Other potential blocks to recovery include chronic pain, possible bipolar disorder, sleep concerns, trauma, attention deficit disorder (ADD), process addictions (such as sex addiction or gambling addiction), and eating disorders. These co-occurring disorders and addiction interaction disorders must be addressed as part of a personalized treatment and recovery plan.
It’s important to realize that these initial evaluations are not the end of the process but actually the beginning. We understand that as a person enters sobriety, different issues can arise; our staff is constantly watching for these changes.