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Assessment at New Creation Recovery Helps You Prevent Relapse in the Future

Assessment at New Creation Recovery Helps You Prevent Relapse in the Future

Starting a recovery program without having all of the information can be like driving to a new destination without any directions. This is why assessments in recovery are so important. They give both the individual and the professionals supporting them the information they need to help them achieve the most well-rounded mind-body recovery. This is why we take assessment at New Creation Recovery so seriously. 

What Does an Assessment at New Creation Look Like?

There are many types of assessments that can be used for optimal addiction and mental health recovery. These are assessments that focus on the physical, mental, and emotional state of an individual.

Assessments help recovery professionals, such as medical doctors, psychologists, nurse practitioners, dieticians, and naturopath specialists, create the best recovery plan possible to fit each client’s individual needs. An assessment at New Creation Recovery will look very individualized and comprehensive and may include medical evaluations, psychological testing, psychiatric evaluations, brain wellness evaluations, cognitive testing, pharmacogenetic testing, and toxicology testing.

Understanding Medical Evaluations

Medical evaluations are essential when it comes to starting the treatment process off on the right foot. It ensures that an individual is physically healthy enough to engage with certain recovery means, methods, and modalities.

A proper medical evaluation can also determine the need for certain medications and whether a safe and secure detox is optimal. Ultimately, a medical evaluation offers the best physical picture by which to then work off of.

Understanding Psychological Testing and Evaluations

Psychological testing is a way to determine where an individual sits mentally and emotionally. It can also start to paint a picture regarding underlying issues associated with behaviors. This is also where certain diagnoses can be made. Such diagnoses may include anxiety, depression, stress levels, bipolar disorder, and other types of mental illnesses.

A psychiatric evaluation is somewhat similar to psychological testing. However, this type of evaluation goes deeper into an individual’s behavioral, emotional, and cognitive history. This is also where any history of self-harm or suicidal ideations can be assessed to ensure an individual’s security and safety moving forward. These two assessments can also help determine the best therapy types to start the recovery process.

Understanding Brain Wellness Evaluations and Cognitive Testing

Brain wellness and cognitive testing focus more on the mental functioning of an individual. It takes into account physiological issues associated with the brain, as well as if there is any cognitive impairment present.

These effective assessments can also lead to something known as “cognitive retraining.” This is a way for individuals to address cognitive issues that may have been uncovered. It can also be a very effective way to help individuals regain cognitive skills and intellect.

Understanding Pharmacogenetic Testing and Toxicology Testing

These two types of testing focus on medication responses and toxicology levels. Pharmacogenetic testing is a way to ensure that any medication which may be prescribed is safe for the individual. It is also a way to determine if it will be effective based on an individual’s genetic makeup.

Toxicology testing is a way to see what drugs are currently in an individual’s system to ensure that they are safe to start treatment. Depending on toxicology levels, it may be determined that an individual should first go through a safe and secure detox before starting inpatient or outpatient treatment. A comprehensive assessment at New Creation Recovery can also help individuals prevent a potential relapse in the future.

Better Understanding Relapse

Relapse is much more common than many people may realize. According to the peer-reviewed journal Current Psychiatry Reports, “It has long been known that addictive disorders are chronic and relapsing in nature. Recent estimates from clinical treatment studies suggest that more than two-thirds of individuals relapse within weeks to months of initiating treatment.” Also, “For 1-year outcomes across alcohol, nicotine, weight, and illicit drug abuse, studies show that more than 85% of individuals relapse and return to drug use within 1 year of treatment.”

A proper assessment at New Creation Recovery can help prevent these relapses from happening by giving both client and professional the information they need to create the best long-term recovery plan. When all of the physical and psychological information is available, informed decisions can be made to create plans that will keep individuals connected to their recovery plan and aware of any pitfalls that may lie ahead.

A Focus on Long-Term Recovery and Assessment at New Creation Recovery

Here at New Creation Recovery, we believe in long-term recovery over short-term “fixes.” This is why we also make sure to assess our client’s goals for the future as well as the aforementioned physical, mental, and emotional testing.

Recovery is about the journey, never the destination. A proper assessment at New Creation Recovery can offer the best roadmap for that journey – the best roadmap to a life one may have once thought unattainable.

During an assessment at New Creation Recovery, women go through the process of learning about themselves and their individual challenges with addiction. Long-term recovery is the ultimate goal and the assessment process can help clients ensure they are not derailed by unforeseen issues in the future. This includes avoiding a potential relapse. If you feel like you or a loved one is struggling with issues of addiction, mental illness, or both, we can help get you on the right road to recovery right away. You are not alone. For more information regarding the assessment process and how it can help you avoid a relapse in the future, please reach out to New Creation Recovery today at (877) 868-5730.