Assessment plays a critical role in developing an effective, personalized care plan. Following the guidelines of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, our licensed clinicians perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine each patient’s specific needs.
This biopsychosocial evaluation gather information about the following:
Medical Symptoms & History
We will assess whether our patient is suffering any physical illness, independent of or as a result of substance abuse. Our clinicians address medical problems early on, providing treatment to enhance recovery and prevent medical complications.
Here, we will determine the nature of the addiction. Our clinicians gather a full report on the substances used, prior efforts to quit, effects of use, and associated problems.
Psychiatric of Psychological Symptoms & History
Our clinicians will look for psychiatric illnesses or symptoms of co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD to fully address these problems in our treatment approach.
Family and/or Employment Issues
Our team will address the repercussions of addiction that our patient may be experiencing. We will provide services or referrals for life skills training or employment issues that position you for a life of recovery well beyond your stay.
Following these assessments, our team will create a detailed report of your health, helping to inform our clinical treatment plan.
Upon completion of our various drug and alcohol evaluations, our team will develop the patient’s personalized treatment. The treatment plan is a customized clinical treatment program based on the individual patient’s needs, under the guidance of a licensed clinician and medical director.
A patient’s treatment may include:
Medications in Treatment
- Our program is designed to solve many of the biggest problems that exist among our nation’s fragmented drug and alcohol treatment centers in NH. We take the time to understand the underlying issues surrounding substance use and treat the whole person.
- We practice the application of evidence-based treatment and acknowledge that this can be delivered in various modalities and levels of care.
- The use of medication-assisted programs, like Suboxone, Vivitrol, buprenorphine products and other medications as needed, are important parts of the continuum of care but do not serve as the only options for individuals struggling with addiction.