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Alcohol and Drug Evaluation in Atlanta

Alcohol and Drug Evaluations are confidentially administered on an
outpatient basis and assess addictive behaviors for a variety of substances,
including methamphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, alcohol, and
several others.
Regardless of the specific substance(s) of abuse, the Alcohol and Drug
Evaluation assesses virtually every aspect of the individual’s substance abuse
history and contributing factors, including medical, mental health, social,
interpersonal, occupational, family, education, and legal history.

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation in Atlanta

Purpose of an Alcohol and Drug Evaluation:
The primary purpose of an Alcohol and Drug Evaluation is to
comprehensively assess the symptoms present in the individual and
consequently determine whether these constitute an addictive disease and/or
co-occurring psychiatric disorder.
Alcohol and Drug Evaluations are often court ordered and/or recommended
by a criminal defense attorney or probation office for alcohol or drug related

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation in Atlanta

Principles of Effective Treatment:
Based on scientific research since the mid-1970s, the following key principles
should form the basis of any effective treatment program:
•Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and
•No single treatment is right for everyone.
•People need to have quick access to treatment.
•Effective treatment addresses all of the patient’s needs, not just his or her
drug use.

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation in Atlanta

Principles of Effective Treatment:
•Staying in treatment long enough is critical.
•Counseling and other behavioral therapies are the most commonly used
forms of treatment.
•Medications are often an important part of treatment, especially when
combined with behavioral therapies.
•Treatment plans must be reviewed often and modified to fit the patient’s
changing needs.
•Treatment should address other possible mental disorders.

Components of Comprehensive Drug Treatment:

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation in Atlanta

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