If you know what questions the doctors will ask you at the first meeting in a drug dependency treatment facility, then it will efficiently help you prepare yourself or the person you are signing into the treatment program ahead of time.
These questions will help you much more if you are participating in someone’s intervention program, because then you can coach them on exactly what to say or do. The first question that will be asked will be on the drug itself. The doctor will want to know which the drug was, because a lot of the treatment will depend on the nature of the drug. The doctor will also want to know the mode in which the drug was abused – snorting, smoking, inhaling, injecting, etc.
Then, the doctor will ask about when the person started the drug abuse and want to know a little history of the abuse, such as how much quantity was used at the start, how much it was increased by and when, etc.
Once the doctor has convinced himself that he or she knows most details about the usage of the drug, the doctor will want to know about the medical history of the patient. Was he admitted before for any kind of substance abuse treatment? Does he have any chronic ailments, especially of the liver, kidneys or heart? Such are the questions that will be asked. This is also the time when the doctor will prescribe several tests to be done, including blood test, urine test and scanning tests for some organs he or she wants to make sure about.
Next, the doctor will ask whether there’s a responsible family member who will oversee the treatment program. He or she will also want to know the details of the interventionist if there was one involved.