To request an evaluation at the Bryan Independence Center, you don't need to be certain that alcohol or other drugs are a problem. The purpose of an evaluation is to determine if alcohol or other drugs are a problem. If needed, the evaluator can help you find the best treatment program, even if that help comes from a different agency.
During an evaluation, a counselor determines the person's level of alcohol or other drug use and makes recommendations and referrals on substance abuse-related issues. This thorough evaluation includes an alcohol/drug history and assessment. The counselor also visits with family members and others about concerns and questions regarding the person's alcohol/drug use. Evaluations are available Monday through Friday by appointment and as needed for emergencies. An evaluation does not require a person to do anything. It is only a recommendation.
If a person won't come in for an evaluation, you have options. You may view an intervention seminar DVD (available for check out at the Independence Center) and also may receive individual coaching from a counselor. These options may help you decide how to proceed.
Sometimes the opportunity to help someone with an alcohol or drug-related problem occurs when the person is hospitalized for another medical reason. With a doctor's order, intervention nurses can evaluate patients in any Lincoln hospital.
To schedule an evaluation, please call (402) 481-5268 or (800)742-7845, ext. 15268.