Private Evaluations

Why a Private Evaluation Matters

Working with a private, qualified evaluator is of the utmost importance so that you receive objective recommendations that take your opinion into account and help you get the best medical care, when appropriate. Click to call 1-612-249-3656 and speak to a qualified private evaluator now. Chemical Dependency Evaluations conducted at rehab centers often lead to recommendations for treatment at that rehab facility - even if you do not want treatment, their treatment is excessive, and if their treatment is ineffective. If you have court involvement, you will be expected to follow through with recommendations. In 2012, the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University published a groundbreaking report titled Addiction Medicine: Closing the Gap between Science and Practice.

The report warns: “Of those who do receive treatment, few receive anything that approximates evidence-based care…This report exposes the fact that most medical professionals who should be providing addiction treatment are not sufficiently trained to diagnose or treat the disease, and most of those providing addiction care are not medical professionals and are not equipped with the knowledge, skills or credentials necessary to provide the full range of effective treatments. Misunderstandings about the nature of addiction and the best ways to address it, as well as the disconnection of addiction medicine from mainstream medical practice, have undermined effective addiction treatment.”

Make sure you work with the most skilled private evaluator so that your wishes and desires are reflected in your recommendation, you are not misguided, and also to prevent the all-to-common problems documented above.

Who is a Highly Skilled Private Evaluator?

Michael, author of A Frenzied Mind: Clarifying the science behind addictive disorders, is a highly competent private assessor, addiction medicine expert, and a licensed clinician in Minnesota. He can be reached at 1-612-249-3656 (click to call).

Michael was trained in Chemical Dependency Evaluations at Harvard University, where he completed a psychology degree and researched addictive disorders with world-renowned doctors and professors. He cares about you, your situation, and crafting a recommendation that you deem appropriate. If treatment is recommended, he will ensure you only receive evidence-based care that interests you, and that you do not wind up in a “bootcamp-like” treatment center that forces their beliefs upon you.