Initial Assessment

The initial assessment of just about any rehabilitation program will define just how successful the treatment will be. After all, this is the stage in the process where the course of the whole program will be determined, including what issues need to be addressed. It’s not enough to treat addiction like, say, a broken arm. You can’t just medically approach addiction and call it a day. No, it becomes necessary to address the causes as much as the effect. “Be careful with your arm” is warning enough when you break your arm, but “don’t take drugs again” is not enough when it comes to addiction.

So where does the initial assessment come into this? Well, this is the stage in the process in which the treating professionals determine what must be addressed throughout. The treatment will have to take into account the co-occurring mental and emotional circumstances of the patient, incorporating therapy and counseling that aims to treat this. It ends up being important to properly assess the patient so that the different problems at hand can be treated. By acknowledging the causes of the addiction, the treatment can prevent instances of relapsing.

Healthy Living Treatment


It is important, particularly when it comes to finding the right rehab facility for a specific individual, to find a program that is actively concerned with the general well-being of the patient. This doesn’t just mean maintaining a rigorous clinical treatment, but it also entails providing a comfortable, welcoming environment where patients are helped through their circumstances, regardless of the gravity of their situation. That is why we at Healthy Living make an effort to provide forms of treatment that take active care of patients at varying levels of recovery. For help or more information on the services we provide, call us at (661) 536-5562 and we will address your concerns immediately.

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