Substance Abuse Attitude Testing
Deciding how to treat people who abuse drugs is a very complex task. Much is involved in treatment of drug abuse.
For example, one may have a variety of home, financial, emotional, medical, and psychological factors that complicate the case of someone recovering from drug use. This is especially true if the drug abuse patient needs prescription medications, because some medications given to patients by doctors can be habit forming.
One way to find out how drug abuse treatment is working for patients is by administering substance abuse attitude testing to drug abusers. This aptitude tests measures many factors such as the level of comfort in which people addicted to drugs will answer questions about drug use, opinions about drug abusing, and the view of illicit substances within a drug abuser’s neighborhood, workplace, school, or other institution.
Some substance abuse attitude testing questions also evaluated teenagers as well, regarding drug abuse and pregnancy. The responses to these questions vary, and cover not only drug abuse but topics such as smoking and alcohol use, as related to teen pregnancies.
Usually the substance abuse attitude testing consists of over 50 questions.
Substance abuse attitude testing is not the only way to measure effectiveness of a drug treatment program, but it is a very commonly used method of gathering information to help various drug rehab centers. In this way, better services can be provided to adults and teenagers, as well as family and friends of drug abusers.
Furthermore, if a drug rehab center can prove that they are able to change people’s lives through their programs, then a greater chance of receiving funding from various agencies, both public and private, will occur.
In addition, substance abuse attitude testing can provide rehab centers a tool for evaluating their patients to decide what type of treatment they need. Some cases of drug abuse are more sever than others, thus a greater deal of attention is paid to cases such as those.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.