Recognizing that you or your loved one have a problem with alcoholism, substance abuse, addiction, or other mental health disorder can be a turning point towards seeking help. But how do you know what to do or where to go?
The first step is to get a clinical assessment at The Council's Center for Recovering Families. Our dedicated, licensed therapists will meet with you in-person to gather key information, discuss what's going on in your life, and assess your readiness for change. This thorough assessment of your situation will help determine the best course of action to get the help you need. While this may sound daunting, we are experienced at helping you feel safe and comfortable during this process.
Based on the clinical assessment, our experts will make recommendations for an immediate plan of action. This may include a referral for intensive outpatient treatment or counseling at the Center for Recovering Families. Or it may mean a referral to a detoxification facility, inpatient (residential) treatment center, or other recovery service in the community. They may also refer you to outside medical or developmental services, if you would benefit from them.
The Council on Recovery also offers comprehensive Substance Use Evaluations with a written report. These are for clients who are in need of an evaluation to provide to another party such as a probation officer, an employer, or the court.
For a complete description of all services provided by the Center for Recovering Families, read or download the Center for Recovering Families Brochure
How does it work?
Clinical assessments are conducted at The Council's Center for Recovering Families by licensed therapists who are mental health and substance abuse professionals. They use the clinical assessment to develop a treatment plan that addresses each client’s individual needs.
Your clinical assessment will last up to 90 minutes. During the assessment, your therapist will ask you about the history of your problem, patterns of your use of drugs and/or alcohol and any compulsive behaviors or mental health issues. They will talk with you about your family and what things were like for you growing up. This in-depth interview will help your therapist develop and recommend a plan of action you can implement immediately to start on the road to recovery.