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An assessment is an interview with a trained counselor, and we offer this service to adolescents and adults.
During the interview our skilled counselor, along with one or more standardized evaluation tools will determine:
- Am I or my loved one dependent on alcohol or other drugs?
- If so, what is the level of progression?
- What, if any, treatment options are appropriate?
Because we are not a treatment provider we are not wedded to any particular form of treatment. We can give you an objective, professional evaluation and, if necessary, a number of referral options. Our counselor’s recommendations will be matched to your resources, needs and circumstances.
An intervention gives your loved one an opportunity to make changes before things get any worse. Sometimes a direct, heart-to-heart conversation can start the road to recovery.
What is an intervention?
An intervention is a carefully planned process involving family and friends or others who care about a person struggling with addiction. During the intervention, these people gather together to confront the person about the consequences of addiction and ask him or her to accept treatment. An intervention:
- Provides specific examples of destructive behaviors and their impact on the addicted person and loved ones
- Offers a prearranged treatment plan with clear steps, goals and guidelines
- Spells out what each person will do if a loved one refuses to accept treatment
Should you consult NCADA for an intervention?
You should seek professional help if your loved one:
- May be taking several mood-altering substances
- Is in denial, likely to become angry or tends to minimize his or her situation
- May react violently or self-destructively.