Puerto Rico Assessments/Evaluations for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

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Last updated: 21 December 2021

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A drug and alcohol addiction assessment is a process for an addict and or their family to locate the best suitable option for substance abuse treatment. In many situations, the search for drug and alcohol treatment programs can be time-consuming and lengthy, and many families will feel as if they have gotten nowhere. An assessment is done with an addiction counselor, and they will be able to determine what drug treatment is needed and can provide the resources and contact information needed right then and there, as well as help the addict gets admitted into a drug rehab program. In Puerto Rico, there are some drug treatment centers that do offer addiction assessment services for men and women. The assessment helps narrow the search down and provide all the needed drug and alcohol treatment resources required to help an addict become drug and alcohol-free. These services can also help a family locate different family services to help them cope and handle their issues, while their loved one is receiving drug treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction assessment can be a very useful and necessary step for addicts and their families.

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What types of treatment options are available after an assessment?

The options can be rather endless in most cases unless very specific treatment options are required; an addict can choose from either an outpatient or inpatient program after their detox and will have options of either short-term or long-term care. The choices for what types of rehabilitation methods used are quite extensive and should be looked at for what the individual needs and wants are of the client.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on December 21, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.