Before you are admitted into rehab you will be taken through a thorough assessment that is done to help the addiction specialists and medical staff make a treatment plan for you based on that assessment.
The assessments are broken down as follows;
(I) Drug of Use Screening Test
This is conducted using a comprehensive urine drug test kit that detects 10 commonly abused substances
(II) Psychiatric Examination
This is conducted by an in-house licenced psychiatrist so as to detect the onset of drug-induced psychosis, if any, establish the client's mental state, make an initial report for planning of the client's program and to prescribe further psychiatric sessions or medication if necessary.
(III) General Medical Examination
This is done to check the client's general health, address any previous and recurring complications, discuss prescriptions, if any, and assess the need for medical-assisted detox.
The psychological assessment is conducted using four tests namely;
• The CAGE Test - This simple questionnaire, known as the CAGE test, is accurate 80 to 90 percent of the time and can determine the early stages of the disease.
• The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) - The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a 10-item screening tool developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to assess alcohol consumption, drinking behaviors, and alcohol-related problems.
• The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) - This test is nationally recognized by alcoholism and drug dependence professionals. You may substitute the words “drug use” in place of “drinking”.
• The Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST)
• The John Hopkins University Addiction Questionnaire - Johns Hopkins University developed the following test for identifying alcoholism and addiction.
• The Problem Oriented Screening Instrument for Teenagers (POSIT) - POSIT is an easy-to-use problem screen for use with troubled adolescents who may have one or more problems amenable to treatment or to a combination of preventive services.
• Self-Administered Alcoholic Screening Test (SAAST)
• Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol Scale (CIWA-Ar) - This is an assessment for monitoring withdrawal symptoms.
Upon completion of these tests and assessments a treatment plan is formulated.