Assessment Program Overview
The Assessment Program at Hanley Center is provided to adults who are unsure of a possible substance abuse problem or even drug or alcohol addiction before committing to an addiction treatment program. The Hanley addiction assessment program is a 10-day, resident-only program which evaluates patients through a series of tests, followed by analysis. Tests include a psychological assessment and a SPECT scan as well as a medical/physical examination. Prior to the initial assessment of the patient, they will be stabilized at Hanley Center; either having successfully undergone medically supervised detoxification or is currently engaged in detox and present no withdrawal symptoms. Once the testing has been completed and the analyses performed, the patient receives a proposed treatment plan from Hanley’s Multidisciplinary Team of experts.
Throughout their stay, patients will be housed in age and gender specific residential units with other patients. In addition to the counseling testing, the assessment patient will also participate in counseling sessions focused on psychosocial parameters, wellness and spirituality. Not only is the Hanley evaluation program designed to provide answers to the question of whether an individual presents with an addiction or abuse problem that warrants addiction treatment, but also the program allows individuals to transition more easily into a residential addiction treatment program. In that way, through the evaluation phase and experiences with other patients, Hanley Center’s Assessment Program often serves as a stepping stone for treatment and recovery.