The admission process
As you begin your journey towards drug and alcohol recovery, the first step is a professional assessment. Before drug & alcohol addiction treatment begins, addiction professionals must better understand your physical and mental state to make your recovery experience smoother and more effective.
To begin, our staff will ask you a series of questions relating to your demographic information, details of substance use, history of any withdrawal symptoms, and mental health conditions. , The intake process is your time to communicate any concerns and to help a recovery centre gain an accurate picture of your dependency issues, lifestyle and background.
Am I addicted enough to be admitted?
Having come this far, by just being here, you may have answered your own question. Look through the symptoms below and ask yourself; is it worth it? Just to have a drink?
- Increase or decrease in appetite, changes in eating habits, unexplained weight loss/gain.
- The smell of substance on breath, body or clothes.
- Difficulty in paying attention, forgetfulness.
- Changes in attitude/personality with no obvious cause or explanation.
- Changes in behaviour, loss of interest in family and family activities.
- Changes in personal grooming habits.
- Vomiting, toilet problems.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Extreme hyperactivity, excessive talking.
- Increased smoking, nail-biting.
- Tasks that were once easy are difficult or neglected.
- Hiding alcohol in the house/ car/ workplace, etc.
- Defensiveness, bad temper, restless behaviour.
- Unexplained moodiness, irritability or nervousness.
- Violent temper.
- Unexplained silliness or giddiness, bizarre behaviour.
- Car accidents, household accidents.
- Scrapes, scratches, bumps, bruises.
- A new crowd of friends, new hang-outs, avoiding old friends.
- Friends who are heavy-drinkers or drug-users.
- Lack of motivation/energy, poor discipline, boredom, ‘I don’t care’ attitude.
- Paranoia, suspiciousness.
- Excessive need for privacy, keeping doors locked/closed.
- Secretive or suspicious behaviour.
- Unexplained need for money, can’t explain where the money goes, stealing.
- Chronic dishonesty, trouble with the police.
- Needle-marks or bruises on lower arms, legs or soles of feet.
- Unusual efforts to cover arms or legs.
- Possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Low self-esteem, low self-worth.
- Depressive moods/feelings.
- Feelings of powerlessness or resignation.
- Thoughts of self-harming, thoughts of suicide, thoughts of ‘ending it all’.
Try a self-assessment