Steps of Addictions Assessment Processes

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Memphis, Tennessee Mar 5, 2021 ( - A psychological essay, written by Fredrick Norfleet, highlights addiction assessment. It is essential to know that the assessment is the first step on the course to recovery for those suffering from addictive substances. When entering an addiction therapy program, first an evaluation needs to be conducted, second, a treatment plan created, and finally, therapy. According to Perkinson, 'In time, the addict's brain adapts to the point that he or she cannot get high and cannot get sober. This is when addicts feel hopeless, helpless, and powerless, and their lives are unmanageable. This is when many of them commit suicide or come in for treatment' (Perkinson, 2016, p. 2), and the addictions assessment can begin.

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