All clients who come to the agency undergo what is known as an Assessment/Evaluation. This is usually administered by a member of our Intake Staff. You will be asked questions about your history of using substances, including the frequency of use, consequences resulting from use, impact of your use on you and your significant others; additionally, we will engage the patient in discussion about all aspects of your life so we receive as comprehensive of a picture as possible. The exercise usually lasts for no more than 1 hour. The results of the Assessment/Evaluation are shared with the patient only. In the event the patient signs a Consent Form authorizing our agency to discuss the results with a family member, physician, employer, etc., we will only share portions of our results relative to the recommended treatment plan. (At no time do we share confidential information that has been disclosed by the patient during the Assessment/Evaluation)….The results of the Assessment/Evaluation, assuming the patient has provided us with honest, accurate information, should reveal 2 things: (1) the progression of the use; in other words, at what stage is the use, abuse, or drug and alcohol dependence, and (2) the level of care or treatment that we are recommending in order for the patient to attain recovery. It is imperative for the patient to comply with all treatment recommendations since failure to comply will result in relapse and/or continued progression of the disease.
After the Assessment/Evaluation, each patient who we determine meet the criteria for treatment at WVADS, Inc. will be assigned a Primary Counselor and treatment will begin promptly.
Ultimately, treatment should never be terminated by the patient until our professional counselor has made the decision that all treatment goals have been met. Finally, WVADS, Inc. believes in the powerful and highly successful Fellowships of Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, therefore, we encourage all patients to take advantage of these tremendous fellowships. We also know that there are other roads to recovery as well. Each person’s journey is different.