CREATE provides comprehensive substance use disorder assessments by a licensed counselor. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the severity level of your usage and understand consequences of your usage that have impacted your life, relationships, work, school and overall physical and mental health. Completing the assessment will better determine the level of intervention needed to meet your needs and goals. It is also the first step to enrolling in any other substance use disorder services.
What To Expect During an Assessment
Assessments are scheduled in 90 minute blocks of time. During the substance use disorder assessment, a licensed counselor will review your history of substance use, your current usage and how this usage is negatively impacting your life. The assessment process will determine if your substance use is a problem area for you and exactly what substance use services are appropriate for you. The counselor will also speak to a collateral contact of your choice who can give more information related to your substance usage and the impact on your life consequences. Collateral contacts can only be made with your signed consent.
Recommendations following an assessment may include, but are not limited to, the following options:
- No Recommendations
- Individual Counseling
- Substance Use Education Classes
- Medicated Assisted Treatment – MAT
- Outpatient Treatment and/or Co-Occurring with Mental Health Services
- Community Support Groups
- Residential Treatment
Identifying and admitting there is a problem is always the first step when working towards changes with your substance usage. CREATE staff seek to connect you with the best tools and resources to implement a substance use disorder recovery plan that will work best for you.
Substance use disorder assessments may be covered by your insurance carrier, depending on your specific plan. Self-pay is also an option.
Call CREATE to schedule a comprehensive substance use disorder assessment and start your road to healthy recovery today.
CREATE provides assessment services within the Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility in Plymouth, MN, the Hennepin County Jail in Minneapolis, MN, and the Dakota County Jail in Hastings, MN. These services are available only to eligible correctional residents within these facilities.