Adolescent alcohol or drug use is serious at any stage and finding help can feel overwhelming. Chestnut
will guide you through every step in the process. An assessment is the first step in determining if an individual needs addiction counseling and treatment services. The assessment will also verify the type of service that is necessary to help each individual. Our staff works with families and a variety of referral sources in order to help a young person find the most appropriate services. In some circumstances, a free and brief phone screening can be conducted to determine if a full assessment is necessary. To schedule an assessment, call us at 888.924.3786 and ask to speak with a member of the Adolescent Intake Staff.
Chestnut uses a research based assessment tool, the Global Assessment of Individual Needs
(GAIN), to accurately determine a diagnosis and develop a recommendation for treatment. The GAIN
assessment was developed and tested by Chestnut’s research and training division, Lighthouse Institute
, and is used by hundreds of organizations throughout the country. This comprehensive assessment helps us learn about the whole person in order to provide individualized treatment that effectively matches a young person’s needs.