An assessment and intervention is our process to learn about an individual’s history with substance use and to determine what level of care is appropriate. This is a crucial first step in our rehab admissions process. Without this information, we are unable to effectively place individuals into the appropriate programs they need for recovery and success.
Screening for Addiction and Assessing the Need for Treatment
The first step of joining treatment at Spokane Falls Recovery Center is screening and assessment. These initial steps help us understand the circumstances of a person who has substance abuse problems or who, based on their current patterns of behavior, is at risk of developing them.
Screening and assessment are performed by one of our trained clinicians, someone who is trained and experienced in understanding addictions. We use ASAM criteria (guidelines established by the American Society for Addiction Medicine) to determine what level of treatment is most appropriate for an individual’s needs.
Brief Intervention Services
An intervention encourages a person with substance use issues to seek treatment, based on how their addiction has affected them and the people around them.
Brief interventions are question-and-answer conversations between a provider and an individual, designed to motivate someone with substance use issues to seek treatment. Brief interventions are evidence-based practices, supported by science and clinical results. If one of our clinicians asks you or your loved one questions about addiction or goals for treatment, they will treat you with professionalism. (A brief intervention is not a dramatic confrontation with a large group of friends and family like you may have seen on TV.)
Spokane Falls Recovery Center staff are trained to use brief interventions to encourage people who have serious dependence issues with accepting more intensive treatment at our facility or with accepting a referral to a higher level of care at another treatment facility. Our goal is to help people access the right level of care for their situation, based on the severity of their addiction or the substances that they use. Different substances may be addressed with different types of treatment.
DUI Assessment and Treatment
Spokane Falls Recovery Center offers assessment and treatment for people who are involved in the legal system because of Driving Under the Influence charges. Find more information on DUI treatment and legal support.
The Full Continuum of Care you Need at Spokane Falls Recovery Center
After the addiction assessment and intervention process, we determine which of our programs are best for your specific needs. We offer a variety of options because we understand that addiction should never be one-size-fits-all. Our programs include the following:
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient treatment program
- Outpatient treatment program
- Co-occurring capable disorders treatment
- Court-ordered treatment and legal support services
We also understand that different substances require different approaches to treatment. This is because of their potency and the different ways they affect the brain. Substances we treat at Spokane Falls Recovery Center include: