New York Assessments/Evaluations for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Created On Friday, 24, October 2014
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021


The state of New York does provide options in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors where addicts can receive an initial assessment or evaluations for their current addiction. These services are spread all across the state and available at any time. An assessment for drug and alcohol abuse is a process used to determine if a problem exists, how severe it may be, and what level of intervention may be needed. These generally consist of questions about what type and amount of substances you may be using, as well as the frequency and your history. These are either performed because they are court-ordered, or because the person may be looking for help or trying to determine if they need it. In any case, assessments are only useful if the person taking them answers the questions completely honestly. If you're taking an assessment on your own volition, the people performing the assessments are bound by confidentiality laws to keep your answers private. Don't worry about what they might think of you or try to minimize anything as the only person that will hurt is you. After the assessment, be open to any suggestions they give you as far as treatment options, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

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What is the next step if an addiction assessment indicates there may be a problem?

The very next step after someone has gone through an addiction assessment is for the person to look at attending a drug detox program. Drug detox centers will assist the addict in going through the withdrawals, and help them transition into a substance abuse treatment program.

Below you can find a listing of different assessment/evaluation programs for drug and alcohol addiction in New York. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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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.