The 3-day evaluation is designed for individuals who do not identify their use of alcohol or other drugs as problematic. These individuals may be admitted to Palmetto for a period of three days to evaluate the presence and extent of their involvement with problematic drinking or drug use.

Components of the evaluation are:

  • Medical History and Physical Examination
  • Addiction Medicine Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Testing which includes:
    • Clinical Interview
    • Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence
    • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Test
    • Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory
    • Rorschach Comprehensive System
  • Baseline blood work, urine drug screen(s), and hair drug testing (if indicated)
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Therapist Evaluation
  • Contacting Collateral Sources who know the patient (with HIPAA releases) for additional information
  • Peer Evaluation in our Licensed Professionals Group

Contact with the Referral Source is made shortly after admission, again as needed during the program, and on the last day of the evaluation to discuss findings and recommendations before we meet with the patient to present a copy of the letter that will be sent to the referral source.

At the end of the evaluation, it is made clear to the patient that completion of the evaluation concludes his/her admission at Palmetto. The patient is told to contact his/her referral source to review our recommendations. If treatment is recommended, then he/she is told to discuss with the referral contact which centers are approved for treatment. If the patient elects to continue treatment at Palmetto, the cost of the evaluation will be subtracted from the cost of the first month of treatment.

The Cost of Treatment is “All Inclusive” except for:

  • Medication
  • Any additional laboratory testing beyond the standard lab tests required of all patients admitted to Palmetto

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