Assessments For Drug & Alcohol Addictions In Nunavut
Substance abuse screening or addiction assessments are tools utilized in the field of addiction treatment to determine the severity of a person’s addiction, if they have a problem with drugs or alcohol, and what form of drug or alcohol rehabilitation will be most effective. Within Nunavut are some resources to help addicts or families with the assessment process, but some online resources are also available for either people who feel they have a drug or alcohol problem, and family members that wish to go through the process. Screening tools are utilized all throughout the field of addiction treatment and counseling, but these processes are only as accurate as the person taking it is honest.
What happens if on-line assessments tell me I have a problem?
If a person going through an on-line assessment is answering all the questions honestly, and the result may indicates that there is a problem, there are a few things they could do initially:
- go through a more detailed assessment online, one that may be more specific for either drugs or alcohol
- make arrangements to speak to an addiction's counselor in person, or take the time to locate a place that provides assessments or therapy
- do not be afraid to get more than one opinion, whether it is having open and honest discussions with family members, or speaking to more than one counselor
- finally, be truthful and true with yourself and really look at what is going on in your life and how drugs and alcohol are affecting it
A drug and alcohol rehabilitation center or drug treatment can be an intimidating process as there is so much uncertainty of what will happen. Along with this uncertainty will be doubt if it is even possible to beat an addiction and achieve sobriety. Many addicts will not always be 100% willing to get help, but this is ok as it only takes witnessing small changes to convince someone sobriety is possible.
Planning and Preparing for the Worse
It can be easy to justify not going for help or not seeing the current drug or alcohol use as being all that serious. The truth of the matter is, ifusing or extensive drug and alcohol use continues without intervention; it will lead to the possibility of severe addiction. Individuals in these situations should plan for the worse and at least have the contact information for some drug rehab centers or counseling programs they can turn too if and when things go bad.