A chemical assessment – dial 612.440.4798 to schedule a private assessment - evaluates a person’s alcohol and/or drug. The assessment serves two primary purposes. First, the assessment is used to diagnose substance use disorders. Second, it is used to help people seeking help get admitted into addiction treatment. During the assessment, a person will meet with a state licensed psychotherapist who is specially trained to conduct the test.
It is of paramount importance to complete the chemical use or rule 25 assessment at a a private and independent testing agency! This is because independent testing agencies work outside of the treatment industry, and therefore, are less biased with recommendations. If a person is seeking alcohol or drug treatment, the private evaluator will help that person get into the best treatment program available across the state. If a person is not seeking treatment or rehab, a private testing center will ensure that a person's wants and needs are taking into account - only referring for treatment when there is medical necessity.
Unfortunately, many people make the mistake of completing their assessment at a for-profit alcohol/drug treatment, near their home out of convenience. In a critical report on the drug treatment industry, The Center on Addiction points out that this can lead to disappointment and poorly done assessments, ineffective treatment, or unnecessary rehab. For one, the for-profit rehab has a financial incentive to recruit, and sometimes pressure, individuals into their rehab program – even when the rehab operates a poorly ran facility or the treatment is not medically appropriate.
A rule 25 assessment – 24/7 scheduling hotline number 612.440.4798 - is a Minnesota-specific test used to help individuals who lack health insurance receive specialized state chemical dependency (CD) treatment funding. The Minnesota Department of Human Services. The rule 25 assessment is also sometimes referred to as a comprehensive chemical use assessment. To receive state assistance to pay for treatment, a person must: a) be a Minnesota resident, b) be uninsured or underinsured, and c) meet income eligibility requirements. The assessor will fill out the 18-page assessment questionnaire during the evaluation, and also advocate for the person seeking treatment and help secure funding when appropriate through Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, Anoka, Washington, or different county of residence.
The Chemical Assessment Center offers appointments during regular business hours, in the evening-time, and Saturdays. We want to ensure that you have a pleasant and comfortable experience, so we will always work around your schedule. Feel free to bring along a friend or family member for support. Call to schedule or for a free consultation.
Completing a chemical assessment is the first step- – call 612.440.4798 to schedule. The state of Minnesota requires that a comprehensive alcohol and drug assessment be completed prior to being admitted into treatment. Because of this state requirement, a person will need to meet with a licensed state assessor. The assessment helps the assessor in determining the best course of treatment, when medically appropriate. There are hundreds of treatment programs throughout the state, and assessors at the Chemical Assessment Center are knowledgeable about which programs are high quality in nature. They are also trained in helping people get referred into specialized treatment clinics to address secondary issues such as brain trauma, mental health issues, and physical rehabilitation.
Substance abuse and chemical dependency is now referred to in the medical community as substance use disorders. Treatments are wide-ranging, but the best approaches are based upon scientific evidence. To read more about evidenced-based treatment, click here. Evidenced-based interventions include medications and psychotherapy. The alcohol and drug treatment industry has been widely criticized for the use of outdated, God-based and the failure to implement evidenced-based therapies. Thankfully, there are some treatment centers that do offer high quality, scienc-based approaches to recovery. The Chemical Assessment Center can help a person get connected to these programs.