Every individual’s story is different. What’s more, effective treatment has to reflect this story, considering each person’s unique needs, aims, and capacities.
Assessment and treatment planning are some of the most important stages of the recovery process. It’s where we get to know each person, gain a comprehensive understanding of their condition, and determine a treatment plan that works for them. This process lays the foundations for lasting, effective recovery that matches the client’s individual needs.
At Feinberg Consulting, when a person of concern or their loved one approaches us for help, our team of experts conducts an in-depth evaluation that explores the psychological, social, emotional, and physical needs of each client. We then combine our extensive knowledge of services across the country with our expertise in addiction treatment to determine a recovery plan, connecting each client with the treatment providers that best suit their story.
We understand the stress you may be experiencing if your loved one is facing a health crisis. We’re here to take on the burden, guiding you through the process so you can feel secure and supported.
Extensive Assessment Process
Each individual has experienced such a unique path that has made them who they are, impacting their health and needs in a complex manner. For this reason, the Feinberg team conducts in-depth assessments to deeply understand how we can improve overall health as thoroughly as possible and determine the most appropriate care options.
As a company accredited by the Joint Commission, we use various tools to discern what physical, behavioral, psychological, and emotional issues are contributing to your loved one’s struggles.
Ensuring It’s Right for You
Navigating medical, mental health, and or addiction challenges can be highly complex. By creating individualized, holistic treatment plans, meaningful healing can take place. This is why we are so committed to completing such thorough assessments. They allow our experienced staff members to build personalized treatment plans.
Feinberg: Putting Your Needs at the Center of Healthcare
Getting the right help fast is best accomplished by having the knowledge, relationships, and energy to do so. Thankfully, Feinberg is here for you, walking with you to craft a personalized plan that is highly effective. Decades worth of collective knowledge and experience mean our team is highly skilled at working with our clients and their families.
What Is an Assessment?
The assessment process aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s substance use disorder. It assesses the extent of the person’s mental health and/or substance abuse and levels of physical dependency. It also explores the root causes of challenges, identifying the underlying issues that are driving their behaviors.
Effective assessments should consider each aspect of the individual, assessing physical problems alongside mental illness, substance abuse, and social behaviors. The better we can understand someone’s condition, the more effective treatment can be.
The Process of an Assessment
Feinberg Consulting uses several different methods of evaluation, including medical history, medical tests, and psychological evaluation.
Someone’s medical history can play a role in the root causes of their challenges with mental health and/or substance abuse. Physical health issues such as chronic pain can drive addictive behavior and need to be identified and addressed. By identifying these health problems early in the treatment process, we can ensure they are treated from the outset, paving the way for meaningful and lasting change.
Understanding a client’s medical history is important for many reasons. It helps us to know which treatments for drug abuse are safe for them to use and which are likely to be effective. It’s also essential to determine what medications doctors can prescribe to treat difficult withdrawal symptoms if appropriate and to explore long-term medical treatment recommendations.
We combine a client’s medical history with state-of-the-art medical tests to gain a more in-depth and accurate insight into their physical and mental health.
Our screening tools help us to identify any physical health issues related to drug abuse, whether they are consequences or contributing factors. When we have the results, we’ll discuss them with our client and talk about their implications for treatment.
For most clients, the psychological evaluation constitutes the core of their assessment. It’s when our team explores and identifies the psychological factors that underlie mental health challenges, drug or alcohol abuse, including any co-occurring disorders.
For some people, social and legal factors can play a large role in their current situation. Complex social and legal situations can be a huge source of emotional distress, causing individuals to turn to drugs and alcohol as an escape. Identifying these root causes, and addressing them, is key to lasting recovery.
After the Assessment
Once we’ve completed the assessment process, we’ll explore further options. This could include discussing treatment with the person of concern and, where possible, other family members. We’re committed to respecting the individuality and autonomy of every person struggling with substance use and aim to include them in the process as much as possible. We also appreciate the role that the family system has to play in addiction recovery and seek to address the well-being and concerns of all loved ones affected by addiction.
When designing their treatment plan, we’ll use our extensive expertise, experience, and connections with treatment providers across the nation to identify the best services for them. We’ll consider the level of care, the location of the center, the cost, the selection of treatment modalities offered, and many other factors. We’ll discuss these recommendations with the person of concern and family members and work together to finalize their plan.
Some of the different treatment options available include:
- Residential treatment
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Support groups
- Social and legal support
- Recovery Coaching
Recovery from substance use disorders and process addictions isn’t easy. It’s an ongoing process that requires continued dedication and support. While spending the right amount of time in treatment is important, this doesn’t all have to be in a residential program (and some people will not require residential treatment at all). We’ll help clients move between levels of care and different recovery solutions according to their progress and stage in their treatment.