What is Included in a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation?

What is Included in a Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluation?

When you first enter a treatment center, you will likely undergo a screening and assessment for the treatment center to learn more about you and whether or not you’d be a good fit for the programs they offer. Once they’ve determined your fit, comprehensive diagnostic evaluations are what essentially bridge the gaps between your lived experiences and what type of treatment would best suit your needs. Treatment should always be tailored to the individual, because there’s truly no “one-size-fits-all” in recovery. Each person is different, so naturally there are going to be different approaches to healing and restoration.

Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations may include any or all of the following:

·    Neuro-psychological evaluations – depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more can all impact people in different ways, and it can also influence addiction. These tests may provide professionals with a better understanding of your biological stance and thought processes.

·    Drug and alcohol use, abuse, and dependency screening – so that you and your healthcare team can determine just how severe the addiction is and what may be needed to help treat it

·    Lab work – medical examination and blood work may be done to ensure any medication you’re getting is safe for you to use

·    Nutrition guidance – a nutrition therapist may provide you with some key findings of your health so that you can take steps towards rejuvenation while in recovery

The comprehensive diagnostic evaluation will be utilized as a firm foundation to begin your journey to recovery, so it’s important that you provide as much accurate information as possible. Be honest about your life – don’t hold important information back due to embarrassment. Your healthcare team cares about your recovery success and should be open and understanding to what you’ve gone through.

Overall, this evaluation will tell your healthcare team everything they need to know to ensure that you’re being taken care of appropriately. If you’re ready to begin your journey to recovery, speak with a reputable treatment center today to learn more about taking that first step. Recovery is possible.

The mission of The Beach House is to provide success in the recovery process and elevate the standard of comprehensive addiction treatment. Located right on the coast of Malibu, California, expert clinical care and a holistic view of the recovery process is provided to ensure Best-in-Class treatment tailored to the needs of each client. If you’re ready to start your recovery journey today, call us at 310-924-0780.

Saving Lives; Healing Families.


Kimberly James

I am the founder and owner of The Beach House Treatment Center, The White House, Indigo Ranch, Sweetwater Mesa and Beach House Center for Wellness, all in Malibu, California.