Medical Evaluation

The problem of drug addiction is a very complicated one. It is very difficult to pinpoint the main cause of the problem. That is why a drug rehab for men such as that being provided by Merito requires a thorough medical evaluation of the individual before any medicine or therapy is prescribed to treat his condition.

“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics are wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.”
– Russell Brand

The Nature of Medical Assessment

As the word implies, a medical evaluation is the process by which the physical and mental condition of a drug addict is assessed. Without this evaluation, it would be difficult for the physicians and psychiatrists to prescribe the right medication and therapy that will help the addict to recover.

This is the first step you need to take if you want to kick the habit. It is very important that you undergo this first step because it will show your actual physical and mental condition. This assessment will be used by the doctors and therapist to design a specific mode of treatment that will best treat your addiction.

What Will You Undergo?

In evaluating your current condition, you will be asked to undergo the following things:

  • Physical or medical examinations – A physician will examine your physical condition to determine your current state of health.  You will be required to undergo a urine test and blood test to see the extent by which the drug has invaded your system.  Your vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and related things will also be tested.
  • Initial interview by a mental health provider – You will be interviewed by either a psychologist or a psychiatrist to determine your present state of mental health.  They will ask you a series of questions which are designed to show them your point of view regarding your drug addiction problem.  There are no right and wrong answers to this interview so you don’t need to prepare your answers.

Manner of Treatment

After your initial medical evaluation, the physician and mental health provider will now have the necessary information that they need to design your treatment program. At Merito, we can treat your problem no matter what the cause since we specialize in dual diagnosis.

Therefore, it doesn’t matter if your problem is solely with drugs or it is in combination with a mental health disorder. Based on your assessment, we will customize your drug rehab treatment that will ensure long-term success.

Whatever the cause of your drug or alcohol addiction, you can expect the following treatment:

  • Detoxification – this process will extract all the residues of the drug or alcohol out of your system.
  • Medication – the doctor will also prescribe medicine to mitigate your withdrawal symptoms. You need to take the prescribed medicines to ensure that you won’t experience the difficult withdrawal symptoms that are commonly associated with drug addiction.
  • Therapy – to ensure a drug-free existence, even after your initial rehab program, our mental health experts will provide you the therapy suited to your particular problem. There are different therapies that may be provided to you, including: Individual therapy, Group therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Outdoor Therapy, and Yoga and Meditation.

Success Is Assured

You can beat your addiction problem with the help of our men’s rehab program at Merit. But you need to make a firm resolve that you are really going to leave it behind. We will give you all the help you need, and you can take it from there.

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