Intake is defined as the administrative and preliminary processes used for admission to a program or course. Its global criteria’s are; one, the entire necessary documents that are required for admittance to the program, this accesses whether one is qualified or suitable enough to be initiated into a program. Second, complete necessary documents needed for the program’s suitability and aptness. Third, acquiring aptly signed consents that provide information to external sources to protect a client’s privacy and rights (Strain, 1995).
Orientation introduces one to a new situation and matters regarding the new situation. It describes various things to one: overall nature and objectives of the program one is joining, rules and regulations that governs one’s conducts and the consequences of breaking the rules which might to some punitive actions or expulsion from the program, the hours by which services are available and the treatment costs offered for one and one’s rights. The global criteria’s from orientation are: one, to provide a general outline to one, an outline that describes the objectives and goals accorded to one’s care, Second, to provide an outline to one explaining program rules and regulations, one’s responsibility and rights, and Third, to provide one with an outline of the daily available program procedures. Orientation enables one to understand better what he/she is about to join (Strain, 2000).
Assessment refers to those methods by which an analyst or program recognizes and estimates or evaluates one’s strengths, feebleness, crisis and necessities for the development of the treatment plan. The global criteria’s from assessment are; one, drawing together necessary history from one taking account of alcohol and drug abuse using proper interview methods. Second, spotting methods and procedures that can be used to acquire extra information from noteworthy secondary sources regarding one’s history, third, spotting the necessary assessment tools. Fourth, elaborate to one the reason why one is using specific assessment techniques, for the purpose of creating an understanding. Fifth, developing a an analytical assessment to one’s conditions based on the findings of all assessments, this provides the right approach to treatment planning based on one’s strong point, weakness and other problems and needs (John, 2000).