How to Assess Alcohol Recovery Needs

How to Assess Alcohol Recovery NeedsThere are many different treatment programs available that have varying rates of success for different people. There is not one treatment program that will work for every person struggling with alcohol addiction. People experience and respond to alcohol addiction and treatment in different ways. A personalized treatment plan that meets individual needs is often the most successful route to alcohol addiction recovery. Examples of how people experience addiction and treatment in different ways include the following:

  • Young adults or teenagers may benefit more from an outpatient rehab program that allows them to continue the freedom of working and living at home during recovery
  • First time alcohol abusers are commonly still in denial that they have a real problem and may not respond well to an intensive inpatient rehab program
  • People who have been in and out of rehab and continue to struggle with alcohol abuse may not benefit from a relaxed outpatient treatment program

In order to determine the best possible treatment program for an individual it can be beneficial to speak with a professional alcohol recovery specialist. Rehab admissions counselors and professional therapists can also aid in planning a more personalized treatment program. Admissions counselors and recovery specialists can help to determine what types of treatment will benefit the individual and his family the most. Some of the initial assessments that are often made in order to determine the best treatment plans include the following:

  • A full Bio-Psycho-Social (BPS) evaluation – A BPS evaluation is conducted in order to determine a number a various factors that could be contributing to the alcohol addiction. Factors such as thoughts, emotions, feeling, and behaviors can all be contributors to alcohol addiction. Other factors of social life such as family, economic status, and relationships can also be common contributors. Properly addressing these issues can help in determining the best possible treatment program and allow a more successful recovery from alcohol addiction.
  • Evaluation for co-existing disorders – Co-existing disorders are often prevalent among alcohol abusers and can cause difficulty in adequately recovering if they are not properly addressed and treated. Mental and physical disorders commonly co-exist with alcohol addiction.
  • Evaluation of substance abuse history – Conducting a full evaluation into the history of an individual’s struggle with substance abuse including prior treatment can help to determine a better treatment plan.

A professional and extensive assessment by an admissions coordinator or other alcohol recovery specialist is essential to gaining the most beneficial treatment programs. Most rehab facilities offer a free initial assessment.

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