Addiction Evaluation

Addiction Evaluation: The Key To Getting The Right Help

Alcohol and substance abuse can profoundly affect an individual in several different ways, causing damage not only to their body but also to their relationships. It can often take time to realize just how much of a hold the addiction has on their life, even spiraling to a dangerous point. For this reason, it is important to seek out treatment before the person endangers themselves, their health, or that of others. The first step is understanding what the best course of treatment would be is an Addiction Evaluation. At the Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine, we specialize in providing a comprehensive addiction and drug use risk evaluation, whether sought out by individuals and their families, required by schools or requested by the court system. From a clinical evaluation to a comprehensive evaluation and a Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Assessment Program (M-CAP), we can offer the drug or alcohol addiction evaluation you and your loved ones need. We understand that this is a difficult time, not only for the one undergoing addiction evaluation and counseling but also for those close to them. That is why our programs have been carefully devised by professional addiction physicians to get the best outcome for you and your family.

How an Addiction Evaluation Can Help

When you see a loved one suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, it can be a terrible and painful experience. This is especially true when you don't have a full understanding of what your loved one is going through. We can complete an evaluation at the request of an individual or their family, where appropriate, and gain a better understanding of that person's substance use and how it is affecting them in various aspects of their life. You may be concerned about the effect it is having on family and friends, medically, financially, or psychiatrically. With an individualized written evaluation, you can better understand the situation and find the right treatment solution. Sometimes addiction assessment services are required by professionals, health programs, or licensing boards. We can also provide an assessment to suit legal and professional licensure matters. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer a comprehensive evaluation option crafted by a multidisciplinary team of experts with years of experience. We test with high levels of validity and reliability, so we can ensure that the patient can receive the care he or she deserves.

Meeting Your Individual Needs

At the Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine, we always put our patients first, it's important that we get to know our patients as people, and gain a thorough understanding of them, their family and loved ones. This step is key to developing a treatment plan that will get them on the road to recovery. Receiving treatment for addiction is not easy, and the most efficient way to do so is to tailor the plan to the individual. A drug addiction program evaluation can mean the difference between successfully completing treatment and failing to improve as necessary.

Level 1: Clinical Evaluation
Level 1 provides patients with a one-on-one session with a highly qualified addiction physician. Following the meeting, our facility’s team can put together a letter that features a brief addictionology evaluation with toxicology, along with a complete addiction psychiatry evaluation. You will also receive a report co-written by the addiction psychologist and addiction psychiatrist at our Richmond, VA center.

Level 2: Comprehensive Evaluation
Level 2 provides those suffering from addiction with a full report featuring a full addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine evaluation. One of the center's addiction recovery coaches will also gather the therapeutic addiction and recovery history to include in the report. Our Level 2 evaluation process is multi-faceted and includes a suggested treatment plan carefully tailored to the patient. This plan is put together by experts in the field and considers the needs of the individual.

Level 3: Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Assessment Program (M-CAP)
Level 3 is a multi-day evaluation process that has been specifically designed to suit legal and professional licensure matters. The multidisciplinary addiction evaluation lasts for three days and includes the following:

  • Data Collection from Collateral Sources, Including Past Records
  • Mental Health Counseling Evaluation
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • Full Lab Evaluation
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Toxicology
  • Addiction Psychiatry
By taking the time to gather as much information as possible, we can deliver a multi-disciplinary, multi-faceted report with a well thought out suggested treatment plan. At the Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine, we offer several routes to recovery; it’s all about finding the right fit for our patient to get the best results.

Schedule Your Addiction Evaluation in Richmond, VA

Don’t wait another day get the help you need. Call the Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine today at 804.332.5950 to begin the process of reclaiming your life. With our carefully crafted professional addiction evaluation, we get to know you, so you can receive the tailored treatment that will help you through this difficult time. We pride ourselves on our use of innovative techniques that are medically proven to get the best results for our patients. We understand how tough it can be to get past the first hurdle and receive the treatment you need when the severity of your addiction is unclear. With our expert addiction evaluation, you can get the help you need and deserve.