Chemical Dependency & Substance Abuse Evaluation
What is a chemical dependency evaluation? A chemical dependency evaluation is a diagnostic assessment, performed by a state certified provider, to determine whether a person suffers from an alcohol or drug dependency. These evaluations can be court-ordered or voluntary. They often make the difference in impending court cases. A court-ordered chemical dependency evaluation is also very helpful in school probations cases, State board licensing cases, disability cases, and can also provide parents a better understanding of the risk their child is at or if alcohol and drug addiction is present.
Dr. Bruhin begins his substance abuse evaluation with diagnostic tests such as the SASSI, Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) and the Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST). He will then gather information from the person about his or her past and current use of drugs and alcohol, prior alcohol/drug treatment or education, relapse history, and legal history. In addition to the interview, Dr. Bruhin will review a report of the breath or blood test result (if any), an abstract of the person’s driving record and criminal history, any the police reports, school reports, or other collateral information available. The person will also be asked to provide a urine sample for analysis.
Matthew Bruhin & Associates offers the very best, comprehensive, expedient chemical dependency evaluations in the business. We bring our cutting edge knowledge and training on mental health disorders, as well as years of addiction treatment experience into the evaluation process. We are highly confidential and sensitive to the situations that often require chemical dependency evaluations and substance abuse assessments. We always operate in the most ethical manner possible and strive to do the very best in all we do with our treatment program. Contact us at 619-683-3774 if you need assistance in scheduling an evaluation.