Often, one of the first concerns the family and those seeking recovery support ask is: “What level of care is needed?” Do we need alcohol and drug withdrawal support that requires us to pursue a detox center? Or, does an alternative drug rehab experience require inpatient/residential services, or will steps to recovery be best satisfied through outpatient services. What is essential in these questions is that both family members and those in recovery feel that the Utah Drug Rehab Center utilizes a standardized and professional assessment in order to make the best recommendation based upon medical necessity.
The most primary and essential feature of seeking recovery support is the standardized initial assessment. The initial assessment is made in order to determine what level of care is needed and best meets the patients circumstances. The assessment achieves this by identifying the multifaceted issues across a continuum from use, to abuse, to being chemically dependent. The five primary dimensions in the assessment are tolerance (e.g. it takes more of the drug to get the same results), withdrawal (e.g. to stop use will cause a physical and psychological response), drug seeking behaviors (e.g. regular interest and commitment neglected due to drug seeking), inability to regulate use (e.g. use more than what was intended), and continued use despite negative consequences.
At The Phoenix Recovery and Counseling Centers we follow the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Levels of Care model to place patients into the appropriate level of care.
Determining the appropriate level of care is based upon a careful assessment of the patients physical and mental conditions, substance use patterns, social situations and other factors upon the five dimension mentioned above. Our Addictionologist and Clinical Director carefully participate and review all assessment information in order to place the patient in the level care that is the least intensive but meets the patients treatment needs and goals. Every effort is made to ensure that The Phoenix provides a safe and effective recovery support experience for the patient and their family members.