Diagnostic Addiction Assessment
Evaluation of each patient begins with a comprehensive diagnostic assessment performed by one of our addiction counselors, addictionologists or physicians. Northland uses a number of methods to determine if an alcohol or drug use problem truly exists. If such a diagnosis is established, we then determine the extent or severity of disease, if there is a need for medical detoxification, and the level of care required to safely and successfully achieve sobriety. Each patient will be provided with an Individual Treatment Plan outlining our recommendations, including referral to other agencies or residential treatment facilities if that is in the patient’s best interests.