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Before You Start at New Life
To ensure an appropriate level of care and to tailor a proper treatment program, New Life conducts an initial screening of each prospective patient by phone (with the actual patient or the patient’s healthcare professional) to understand the issues at hand and determine the need for assessment. (If New Life is not the recommended path for the prospective patient, we will make alternate recommendations.)
After the initial screening, a thorough assessment—a meeting with an experienced New Life counselor—is scheduled to figure out what the ideal treatment is for the potential patient. This meeting typically lasts 1.5 hours. Some patients may require a psychiatric evaluation or a medical evaluation for detox. Based on the assessment, a New Life counselor recommends the appropriate level of treatment.