Substance Abuse Evaluation & Assessment
The first step in the treatment process is this interview with an addictions counselor. The evaluation (also called an assessment) is a face to face interview with the prospective client that typically lasts one hour. The person’s psychological and social history is reviewed during this time, and a clinical impression using DSM-V criteria is given by counseling staff at its conclusion.
Based on the clinical impression, it is determined if additional services are needed, and if so, which services are appropriate to address the client’s condition. The cost for an evaluation can vary.