Most individual drug and rehabilitation inventories are taken with the help of a substance abuse assessment. This is basically a list of criteria and trends that one can use to better proportion their addictions impact on daily life. Most of these assessments help professionals to better care take those in need of rehabilitation services while some are to benefit the user in the decision making process of getting help.
Some of these assessments will gauge levels of addictions on a physical level as to help with medical prescribing of detoxification aiding drugs. Knowing how much a person is typically ingesting or using helps aid clinics very much in the physical treatment of a patient. Other assessments help rehabilitation professionals to better understand emotion imbalances, positive substance influences and negative substance influences that may be part of a patient’s background.
Knowing as many details about a patient’s addiction use and habitual background helps drug and alcohol rehabilitation professionals prescribes more individualized and successful programs. Not every addict will come through the doors of a rehabilitation center under the same distress and circumstance. Being honest and forthright while filling out these questionnaires and interacting in these interviews will greatly bolster the benefit a patient will get from their drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.