Nt1310 Unit 2 Assessment

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The efficacy of appropriate treatment for addiction disorder and substance abuse may be determine by drug and alcohol counselors, primary healthcare providers, social workers, and others. Therefore, it is necessary for competent and those properly trained to utilize the necessary tools needed for proper assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning and future referrals. Careful selection on these instruments may be influenced by cultural, race, and gender (Van Wormer & Davis, 2018). Furthermore, counselors or other clinicians would also need to consider the reliability and validity these instruments prior to selection.
Two assessment tools

The Addiction Severity Index (ASI) is a well-versed instrument I resonate with for addiction, because of its developmental history. This instrument was created to assess current and lifetime problem severity in seven areas: alcohol use, drug use, employment, medical disorders, psychiatric disturbances, family/social relations, and legal problems (Butler, Redondo, Fernandez, & Villapiano, 2009). When, treating clients for substance abuse disorders, and or other addiction counselors must be mindful of other comorbidities that overlap with the addiction; with this assessment instrument, such can be found. This is a self-administered question are/interview takes about 60 minutes to complete and is available in 48 states
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The 10-item questionnaire that will serve in assessments in early detection of excessive alcohol consumption and dependence. This tool can be used in primary care settings such as primary care doctor’s offices, and urgent clinics. This both clinician and self-administered tool inexpensive tool. Conversely despite the pros of using this assessment the answers can be altered by clients that are taking this

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