Assessing a Patient for Rehab

The systems which run the body can be significantly harmed or just disrupted by addiction.
During the first week of a drug or alcohol recovery candidate’s stay at a residential drug and alcohol treatment program, the primary focus is on stabilizing the patient’s physical body.

The systems which run the body can be significantly harmed or just disrupted by addiction.  However, they need to be righted in order for recovery to begin. The adjustment process to a physical life without chemicals is something not everyone handles well. The professional assessment of a medical team can make handling the symptoms of withdrawal much easier for the recovering addict.  

Different treatment centers handle the first period of a recovery process differently.  There are many varied approaches and no one right path to sobriety. However, the empirical and evidence-based treatment philosophy has been proven to produce a longer and more robust recovery than the less scientifically based drug and alcohol treatment programs do. When a facility focuses on helping the whole patient; there are options that emerge to treat co-presenting disorders and to enhance the patient’s overall quality of life and understanding of self. All of this happens, while assisting them in recovering from a dependence on substances.

There are seven major life areas that should be addressed by a drug and alcohol treatment program, in order that the patient receives the maximum benefit from their stay in a residential treatment facility. The seven areas are: medical, psychiatric, family services, employment, legal, spiritual, and substance abuse. The treatment center that is staffed and programmed to support all of these areas of a patient’s life and self-concept will help the patient realize their own worth and emphasize treatment on the whole individual.

A licensed counselor will review the patient’s medical case notes and meet regularly with the patient during the first part of the recovery process.  The counselor will focus on taking this time being used by the patient to recover physically to design a program that’s uniquely suited to the individual’s needs.


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