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Substance Abuse Evaluation & Counseling

  • Concerned about your alcohol or drug use?
  • Employer Referred Evaluations
  • Lawyer Referred Substance Abuse Evaluation for civil or criminal reports
  • DUI (Florida and all states) Required Substance Abuse Evaluation & Recommendation Reports
  • Safety Sensitive or DOT required SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) evaluations and report.

Do you have a substance use problem? Do you have a family member with a substance use problem? Concern for yourself or a family member can be assisted in a confidential and caring response. We can connect you with qualified professionals to help you find solutions.

Do you have an employee with a substance use problem? Concern for an employee that needs help can be assisted in a confidential and caring response. We can connect you with qualified professionals to help you find solutions. If you need guidance on how to recommend a valued employee to get help, call for management support at 1-866-968-3417.


CREDENTIALS & MEMBERSHIPS

DOT - SAP Substance Abuse Professional Department of Transportation Qualified
Alcohol and Drug Counselor, International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
Certified Addictions Professional ( CAP ), Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida
Substance Abuse Professional ( SAP ), Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior IAHB


PERSONAL HELP FOR SUBSTANCE USE
When there is an initial consultation requested regarding substance abuse for personal health purposes we will assess during the initial interview your concerns about your substance use, make recommendations and provide outpatient counseling or refer for more intensive counseling. If there is health insurance, we will file the insurance health insurance claim, the patient will make the appropriate health specialist payment at the time of service.

EMPLOYEE REQUEST FOR EVALUATION & RECOMMENDATIONS
Corporations want to retain executives and valuable employees whose productivity is impaired. When there is an initial consultation for substance abuse requested by your company this requires extensive interview of strengths and functioning, formal assessment protocols, substantial historical information, review of job description and performance, previous reports, collateral interviews, substantially longer interview time to yield a formal written report of recommendations. Health insurance does not cover executive evaluations and reports.

CIVIL LEGAL REQUEST FOR EVALUATION & RECOMMENDATIONS
When there is a consultation for substance abuse requested by judges, lawyers, or other agencies typically regarding the use that affects parenting or possible Marchman Act, this requires an in-depth evaluation. We typically carve out half a day to interview and administer evaluations. This formal assessment includes protocols such as administration of MAST, DAST, TADD, Binge Drinking Inventory, SASSI and other evaluative tools. Our assessment forms include the history of substances used and current patterns of use. Most evaluations will also include concerns of mental health such as Depression or Anxiety Disorder. The interview includes substantial personal historical information, review of previous reports, collateral interviews, substantially longer interview time, and a formal written report of recommendations. If there is a substance abuse concern we will recommend an appropriate level of care and find a qualified provider. Additionally drug testing is recommended if not already provided. Health insurance does not cover evaluations and reports for civil, criminal, or employment requests.

CRIMINAL LEGAL REQUEST FOR EVALUATION & RECOMMENDATIONS
When there is a initial consultation for substance abuse requested by judges, probation officers, lawyers,DUI matters, or other agencies we look to provide professional and timely service.We typically carve out half a day to interview and administer evaluations.This formal assessment includes protocols such as administration of MAST, DAST, TADD, Binge Drinking Inventory, SASSI and other evaluative tools.Our assessment forms include history of substances used and current patterns of use. Most evaluations will also include concerns of mental health such as Depression or an Anxiety Disorder. Interview include substantial personal historical information, review of previous reports, collateral interviews, substantially longer interview time and a formal written report of recommendations.If there is a substance abuse concern we will recommend an appropriate level of care and find a qualified provider. Additionally drug testing is recommended if not already provided. Health insurance does not cover evaluations and reports for civil, criminal, or employment requests. Health insurance does not cover evaluations and reports for civil, criminal, or employment requests.

DOT REQUIRED SAP EVALUATION & RECOMMENDATIONS
When there is a initial consultation for substance abuse evaluation for DOT purposes this requires: Two face to face meetings and two written reports. (Covid 19 has relaxed interviews to utilize Telehealth) The evaluation is a administration of formal substance abuse assessment protocols, substantial historical information, review of previous reports, collateral interviews, substantially longer interview time and formal written reports of recommendations. Health insurance does not cover this and the employee is responsible for cost.

Please note if you are a FMCSA DOT Driver you must register with the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse to select a SAP. You can do this at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.do...

DOT Employee Drug Testing, a positive result & the SAP

FMCSA ClearingHouse

One: Reason for Testing

Testing positive ( 0.04 and above) on an alcohol test, using alcohol while on duty, refusing to submit to a required alcohol test, Consuming alcohol in the 8 hours following an alcohol, testing positive for a controlled substance, refusing to submit to a controlled substance test, and using any controlled substance without a prescription, accident, providing a safety sensitive function within four hours of consuming alcohol. Pre-employment, random, post-accident, and for reasonable supicion positives. The employer gives the employee information to contact a SAP.

Two: Refer to a SAP

The SAP then monitors the progress of the employee in the treatment program. When sufficient progress has been made in the recommended program the SAP schedules a return face to face follow up evaluation.

Three: The SAP I Evaluation

A face to face evaluation resulting in recommendations for education and / or counseling. The results and recommendations of this evaluation are given to the employee and sent to the employer.

Four: Employee Education & Counseling Fulfillment

The SAP then monitors the progress of the employee in the treatment program. When sufficient progress has been made in the recommended program the SAP schedules a return face to face fallow up evaluation. Please note only successful completions are recommended to return to work.

Five: The SAP II Evaluation

The SAP meets with the employee regarding a return to work that will include a testing program recommendation. A report is sent to the employer regarding the employee’s successful completion and readiness to return to duty and a specific testing program.

Six: Return to the Employer

The employee returns to meet with the employer regarding return to work instructions and processes required.

  • "I have been clean since the week before I started seeing Mark. His encouragement & treatment has made me continue to WANT to stay clean."
  • "I came in with a goal to overcome issues and I feel like I achieved it."




Alcohol abuse evaluations for civil matters such as Child Dependency investigations or child custody matters have all been accepted without question. Davis Sound Mind has extensive experience working with local agencies such as Department of Children and Families, Hillsborough Kids Inc., and Guardian ad Litem to collaborate on child dependency cases.

Substance Abuse Evaluations

We have completed DUI evaluation reports for nearly all fifty states. All state agencies and courts have not only accepted our evaluation reports. We have compliments from judges and agency directors acknowledging the outstanding quality and thoroughness of our reports and recommendations.


We guarantee your Davis Sound Mind DUI, substance abuse or alcohol evaluation to be accepted in any court – or the cost is on us! In addition, Davis Sound Mind is a reputable name and practice in the Bay area in regards to substance abuse assessment and evaluations. For nearly 30 years, we have been recognized around the Bay area for our outstanding work in substance abuse evaluations.

This covers all interviews, one drug screen, paperwork, evaluation tools and legal correspondence.

Our substance abuse evaluation and report services have been sought out by lawyers, insurance companies, employers, employee assistance programs, and Department of Transportation agencies to name a few. Davis Sound Mind prides itself on an extensive assessment process and attention to detail.

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