The Importance of Determining if Driftwood Is a Good Fit for a Potential Client

The Importance of Determining if Driftwood Is a Good Fit for a Potential Client

Every potential client is a person in need of guidance and support. According to BMC Psychology, "Trust and respect may be an important component of client-provider relationships." The experts at Driftwood Recovery understand the importance of meeting people where they are today and connecting them with the resources they need to heal and recover from substance use disorder (SUD).

Driftwood Recovery Is Dedicated to Helping Every Potential Client

Clinicians and support staff collaborate and communicate honestly with potential clients and their families to determine if Driftwood Recovery is the best fit. In cases where a higher level of care is needed, clinicians provide references to trusted programs with the services to fit the individual's needs and preferences.

Welcoming Clients and Referring When Necessary

Not everyone is a good fit for Driftwood Recovery. Individuals experiencing severe or complex symptoms may benefit from being referred to a different program where they have access to more comprehensive services and treatment options. The care team uses evidence-based methods to assess clients and determine what treatments might provide them with the best outcomes.

A few examples of behaviors, symptoms, and disorders requiring higher levels of care include:

  • Active eating disorders (EDs) with significant co-occurring health issues
  • Severe depressive episodes that interfere with a person's ability to function
  • Active psychotic episodes
  • Aggressive, violent, and destructive behaviors
  • Actively suicidal individuals

Driftwood Recovery emphasizes a curious and nonjudgmental approach to care. No client is refused assistance. Everyone is provided with access to the information and resources they need to take the next step in healing from substance use disorder.

How Does the Care Team Support Each Potential Client?

The care team collaborates with each other and clients to create tailored and consistent treatment plans. Driftwood Recovery helps clients and their families overcome barriers to sobriety by providing education about the realities of addiction and access to recovery resources. In some cases, potential clients must undergo additional assessments to ensure the clinical team has the necessary skills to offer the best support.

Potential clients with more complicated symptoms or underlying issues may undergo a 7 to 10-day assessment period to determine the following:

  • The client's primary health concern
  • What treatments might provide the best results
  • How Driftwood Recovery can help them achieve their goals

During the 7 to 10-day period, potential clients and their families have deep conversations with multiple members of the clinical team. Learning more about the potential client and their condition allows the care team to offer appropriate treatment options.

Getting to Know the Client Before Providing Treatment Guidance

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), "Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care." The care team is dedicated to ensuring clients find the best programs and services to meet their specific circumstances, even if they choose not to proceed with Driftwood Recovery. Every interaction is an opportunity to help potential clients heal through treatment or referral.

Building a foundation of trust with potential clients and their families before initiating intake or referring to outside resources ensures the following:

  • Potential clients have a better understanding of their treatment options
  • Clinicians have a clear idea of the person's current circumstances and needs
  • The potential client and their family feel respected and valued by the care team

Driftwood Recovery prioritizes honesty, transparency, and integrity when discussing program benefits with potential clients. Staff members educate potential clients and their loved ones about addiction and recovery to ensure they make educated decisions about their treatment and health.

Why Comprehensive Assessments Are Essential for Each Potential Client

A thorough assessment is essential to ensure clients receive the most effective care during treatment. According to the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW), "A SUD assessment provides a clinical diagnosis and recommendations for the intensity and setting of treatment needed (e.g., outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential) and supportive services." Clients are carefully assessed and screened to ensure the care team fully understands their needs and provides appropriate services and support.

Benefits of Tailored Treatment Planning

Staff members collaborate to ensure every department and clinician is on the same page regarding how they approach treatment. Potential clients all have different symptoms, medical histories, family dynamics, and other factors impacting their ability to achieve and maintain sobriety. Driftwood Recovery offers tailored treatment plans to ensure clients and their loved ones have the opportunity to address these factors in treatment.

Some of the primary benefits of tailored treatment plans include:

  • Reduced risk of miscommunication
  • More comprehensive treatment goals
  • Greater engagement from clients and their loved ones

Driftwood Recovery encourages clients to speak with the care team about their physical, emotional, spiritual, and cultural needs. Staff members consider clients' personal preferences during the intake assessment and treatment. The comprehensive intake process ensures only clients who will benefit from treatment at Driftwood Recovery are admitted into programs.

Often, friends and family reach out on behalf of loved ones struggling with substance abuse. The clinical team does not assess client needs based solely on information provided by their loved ones. Instead, the dedicated care team does a deep dive into the potential client's medical history, current health, preferences, recovery goals, and relationship dynamics. Driftwood Recovery uses comprehensive assessments and screening tools to ensure clients receive an accurate diagnosis and prognosis alongside tailored treatment planning. No one is admitted for treatment unless the care team is confident they can provide the best support. In instances where potential clients may benefit from other programs, the care team provides referrals to high-quality programs. To learn more, call us at (512) 759-8330.