Are you looking for a State Certified alcohol or drug assessment in the Kent area? If so, please take the time to review the following material. Associated Behavioral Health is proud to be a member of the Kent community. We have been providing health care services for over fourteen years. We take our commitment to our clients and our community as our number one priority.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this site. Obtaining information about the assessment or evaluation process can often be a difficult task. There is so much information about substance use and abuse that finding the right resource is often time consuming and frustrating. Rest assured, you have come to the right place for an objective assessment to determine what if any concerns you or your loved one might have with alcohol and or drugs.
There are many reasons for people to obtain an alcohol / drug assessment. If you are questioning your relationship with alcohol or drugs, or have been asked to complete an assessment or evaluation by your employer or by the court system, the process of obtaining a diagnostic evaluation should be very straight forward. The process should consist of an assessment of the individual's alcohol and/or drug usage through a comprehensive assessment interview and testing process in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria for the treatment of substance-related disorders.
When looking for an assessment or an evaluation make sure you do your research. A few things should always be considered:
1. Is the agency providing my assessment state certified? 2. Is the information I give confidential? 3. Does the agency offer an objective assessment? 4. Can I get an assessment done in a timely fashion? 5. Do the people I talk with to set up the assessment make me feel comfortable and at ease? 6. Are the rates for the assessment reasonable?
After talking with the staff at Associated Behavioral Health Care, you will find that the above mentioned items are in fact the standard of care at each and every location. If this is a court related issue or if your attorney is requesting that you be proactive and obtain an alcohol and drug assessment, it can be helpful to bring the following items to your assessment appointment: