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Asam Assessment And Treatment Planning
Recovery from addiction depends on more than just not using alcohol and other drugs. The decision to enter residential treatment depends on more than just whether you are using alcohol and other drugs. Each person admitted into Harbor House will participate in a comprehensive intake assessment based on the ASAM Level of Care Placement Criteria (American Society of Addiction Medicine). The assessment includes evaluation of the following six life dimensions together to ensure that residential treatment ASAM Level 3.5 or 3.1 is the best option for the person.
- Acute Intoxication and/or Withdrawal Potential
- Biomedical Conditions and Complications
- Emotional, Behavioral, or Cognitive Conditions and Complications
- Readiness To Change
- Relapse, Continued Use, Or Continued Problem Potential
- Recovery/Living Environment
The results of the ASAM assessment are used to create person-centered individual treatment plans based on personal needs, goals and objectives that consider a person’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, language, literacy, spirituality, culture, trauma history and co-occurring physical and mental health issues.
Harbor House offers Level 3.5 Residential care with includes 24/7 staff monitoring and supervision and a minimum of 20 hours of treatment services per week. Clients in this level do not leave the campus for any reason other than outside 12-step meetings, urgent outside medical appointments or other emergency situations that cannot be delayed until discharge from this level of care. In addition, Harbor House is developing Level 3.1 Residential care that will include outside supportive employment opportunity and job training as well as a minimum of 5 hours of treatment services per week.