We provide comprehensive psychiatric and addiction evaluations that include:

  • Neuropsychological assessment*
  • Full psychological/personality testing including projective testing*
  • A complete medical history and physical examination
  • A full panel of blood tests
  • Urine drug testing

Based on these evaluations, we develop a refined psychiatric diagnosis. We may recommend anti-craving medications such as Vivitrol, Antabuse and Campral, and medication-assisted treatment including nicotine patches, buprenorphine/Suboxone and Chantix, as appropriate based on each client’s individual needs.

To help our expert team refine the diagnosis, we work closely with other specialists who provide services such as:

  • Psychological testing
  • Cognitive testing*
  • Nutritionist consult with a registered dietitian*

Comprehensive testing allows us to discover any undiagnosed medical complications of addiction and refer our clients to the proper specialists after addiction treatment. Examples of common medical complications of drug addiction include:

  • Alcohol – seizures, alcohol hepatitis, Wernicke’s encephalopathy
  • Opiates – Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, skin abscesses
  • Cocaine – cardiac pathology, neurological damage
  • Nicotine/tobacco – emphysema/COPD
  • Marijuana – cannabis-induced psychosis, cognitive deficits, obesity
  • Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium) – seizures, cognitive deficits, liver impairment

*These services are recommended on a case-by-case basis and entail an additional fee. Individual sessions are offered with additional charge.

This entry was posted on August 1, 2017 and modified on April 28, 2019