Alcohol & Substance Abuse Evaluation in NYC
Your first appointment here is a confidential one-on-one consultation. In preparation for your consultation, we will ask you to fill out our extensive New Patient Questionnaire so we can begin the evaluation process already knowing something about you, your life circumstances, the nature of the problems you are seeing help for, and what type of help you think would work best for you. The initial consultation is a unique opportunity not only for us to acquire relevant information about you, but also for you get a better idea of who we are and what types of services we offer. Based on the assessment interview, we will discuss our recommendations with you and, should you decide to enter treatment here, we will work together with you to formulate an initial treatment plan that best fits your schedule and treatment needs without disrupting your work and personal responsibilities. The plan may include individual therapy, group therapy, medication or a combination of these treatments. If you are already involved with an outside therapist and/or prescribing physician we encourage you to continue with these practitioners while participating in treatment here. With your permission, we will gladly communicate with your other caregivers to ensure that the treatment you receive here is optimally coordinated.