JCCA's treatment services begin with an evaluation. A counselor evaluates each client's situation to understand and assess existing substance abuse problems to determine, in partnership with the client, the type of treatment service for his/her needs. The evaluation is two part: a standardized assessment that measures the severity of substance use and mental health symptoms; and an interview with the counselor to better understand how substance abuse and co-occurring disorders have affected the client's life. Based on the evaluation, the counselor can collaborate with clients on what treatment service is appropriate to help them achieve or maintain a substance-free lifestyle and/or reduce their mental health symptoms.

Evaluations may be ordered by the courts, Department of Human Services, physicians, schools, hospitals, caseworkers, probation officers, or employers. Individuals who have been ordered or requested to have a substance abuse, mental health, or psychological evaluation may contact us for an evaluation appointment.