A Substance Abuse Evaluation is for NON- DUI, Employment, SAP, DOT, DFCS, Probation, Pretrial, Attorneys or pre-indictment/arraignment purposes. Individuals are referred to be evaluated based upon the underlying offense, case or employment. The types of cases may vary.
Some of the most common causes are (possession of controlled substance), (possession with intent), (reckless driving), (theft by receiving), (minors in possession of alcohol-MIP), (criminal trespass), (battery), (disorderly conduct), (failing a drug test on the job), (inquiries as to parenting ability based on substance dependence), etc..
Given that Alcohol and Drug Assessments, along with the Counseling recommendations provided, are often used to minimize and alleviate court sentences, individuals are highly encouraged to undergo Assessments as soon as possible, which demonstrates to the court and prosecution your willingness to take responsibility for your actions and follow-thru with the suggested Counseling plan. If you or someone you know is in need of an Alcohol and Drug Assessment, please contact us for a comprehensive, personalized assessment or make a referral, please call 1-800-683-7745 or 404-793-6838.
Based upon the assessment a recommendation is made on the appropriate course. Most individuals are encouraged to refrain from using substances and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The first step is meeting with a DOT certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for an evaluation and assessment. SAP is a critical part of the evaluation process.
As soon as your SAP evaluator refers you to the appropriate agency to complete the recommended education, treatment, or counseling you will need to enroll.
The return-to-duty RTD process is based on your successful completion of the SAP recommendation and a follow-up assessment.