What is the assessment process prior to treatment?
Before you begin your recovery journey with Confidant, we need to understand where you are in terms of your current drug or alcohol use, your health history, patterns of behavior, and treatment goals. The assessment process helps us determine an appropriate treatment option for your individual situation.
What Happens During an Assessment?
Your pre-treatment assessment may include multiple components, such as:
A questionnaire to help us screen for some basic information
A face-to-face interview so that we can get to know you better. We can do this via telehealth, using our app.
A physical examination, if a doctor or other medical professional is present.
Our goal is to learn as much about you and your situation as possible to tailor a treatment approach based on your needs and personality. At Confidant, we're working to make the process more uniform for patients and their families to reduce variance and improve care quality.
What Should I Do During an Assessment?
Above all, we encourage you to be as open and honest as possible during your assessment so that we can fully understand your situation and determine the most appropriate course of care. The evaluation will take place in a safe and private setting. Any information you provide will be kept confidential.
Communication during this process should be two-way. Your questions are just as important as ours. So if you want to know more about your physician or counselor's approach to care or treatment philosophy, we encourage you to ask. It will help you better understand their treatment recommendations and feel more empowered in your care.
At Confidant, we believe in treating individuals, not just their substance use disorders. And no two individuals are alike, so it's crucial that we understand your individual thought and behavior patterns, your health, and what treatments you may have tried in the past. You can think of your assessment as not only the first step on your recovery journey but also one of the most important ones.