If you want to learn more about eligibility, NEDHSA staff will assist you with assessment, planning and/or referrals for services.
• How do I know if I need addiction services?
• How do I know if I am eligible for addiction services?
• List of Services
• What should I bring with me to my first appointment?
• Where is the nearest clinic for addiction services?
Diagnosing substance abuse or addiction depends on determining more than simply physical symptoms of abuse. Our counselors use a series of both physical and behavioral diagnostic criteria to determine if you have an addiction. These criteria may include:
If you think that you or a family member has a substance abuse or addiction issue, you can come into one of our clinics and talk with someone who will listen. We will help you determine a treatment path that best meets your needs. We will recommend the level of care and curriculum that provides you with the support you need to be successful. A level of care refers to the depth of your treatment needs. A curriculum ensures that your treatment plan is thorough and follows a schedule from an initial diagnosis through a recovery path and follow-up.
Individuals and families will be assisted by the appropriate behavioral health professionals, which may include addiction counselors, physicians, social workers, family therapists and case managers. These professionals will work with you to provide the comprehensive health services you need.
Evidence-based treatment is defined as the conscientious and judicious use of current best practices, research and evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patients. Our clinicians integrate this research with their clinical expertise and with their patients' values and expectations.
An evidence-based approach also recognizes that many aspects of health care depend on individual factors, such as variations in individual physiology. Application of available evidence is dependent on patient circumstances and preferences and is subject to input from personal, religious, ethnic and economic values. The evidence-based services we use include:
For mental health and/or addiction services:
1. An ID card and an insurance card if you have a policy.
2. Any medications you take, in the pill bottle, or a pharmacy print-out of your medications.
3. Proof of income must be established when you arrive. If you don’t have proof of income with you, you have 30 days to bring it back to us.
4. Name and contact information for any agency that referred you to us.
5. Any relevant legal paperwork such as a court order.