Determine if a substance use disorder exists
A substance abuse assessment is a private interview between an individual client and a Heartland RADAC counselor.
The counselor will use standardized criteria developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and used nationwide by substance abuse professionals, to objectively determine if there is a problem with alcohol and/or drugs.
The assessment screening tools are used in order to assist the counselor to determine what level of treatment will best fit the needs of the Individual client.
Additional information may also be gathered from individuals who have pertinent information that will help determine the need for treatment, such as family members, social workers, probation officers, etc.