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Alcohol & Drug

What is an Alcohol and Drug Assessment?

A drug and alcohol assessment is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an alcohol and drug specialist who will evaluate the nature of your relationship with alcohol and/or other drugs. You and your specialist will discuss biological, psychological, and social factors that may be impacting your use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs. If necessary, an alcohol and drug specialist will then make an appropriate treatment recommendation.

How Can This Help?

Assessments determine where the individual currently sits on a continuum between zero issues with substances all the way to severe substance use disorder. The assessment process consists of using various evidence-based instruments and conducting an in-depth interview with the individual.

Clinical assessments aim to provide a complete profile of the individual by exploring employment, family relationships, living arrangements, criminal history, medical and psychological history, any prior education about, use of, or treatment for alcohol and other drugs, and a review of the individual's responses on the assessment instruments.

Call Today to Learn More

Second Chance Counseling is here to support you however we can in your recovery journey. If you think you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol and want to seek help, please call 1-614-635-9011 today to speak with an addiction specialist. We understand how difficult it can be to ask for help, but that first step can open up the door to a much brighter future.

Please contact our office at 614-635-9011 to schedule an evaluation today.

Intervention In Lieu of Conviction Assessment

Ohio Law Offers a Conviction Alternative for Eligible Offenders

Potentially eligible offenders may be interested in an "Intervention in lieu of conviction" (ILC) assessment. This assessment must be conducted by a certified addiction services provider, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or other appropriately credentialed professional, as ordered by the court. They then deliver a written report of the assessment with a recommended treatment and/or intervention plan to the court.

How Does an Offender Successfully Complete ILC?

If the court approves ILC, an offender must abstain from drugs and alcohol for 12 consecutive months, participate in treatment and recovery services, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and meet any other terms the court deems appropriate. In addition to drug and/or alcohol treatment, other requirements may include educational programs, counseling, community service, making financial restitution to the victim(s), and weekly in-court reviews.

What Type of Criminal Charges are Eligible for ILC?

ILC is only available for those charged with certain felony charges, such as those associated with drug and/or alcohol offenses.Offenders are NOT eligible for ILC if they are charged with any of the following:

1) 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-degree felonies

2) Crimes of violence or specifically identified felony drug offenses (such as corrupting others and illegal manufacture of drugs);

3) Crimes subject to mandatory prison or jail time under Ohio law

4) Crimes against the elderly, youth under the age of 13, or peace officers in the course of their employment.

DOT/SAP Evaluation

Second Chance Counseling provides professional SAP services in Ohio. Our fully qualified substance abuse professional (SAP) conducts DOT-compliant evaluations of employees who have violated DOT drug and alcohol regulations. They are also available for consultations when an employer has questions about DOT rules and regulations.

We help employers and employees understand each individual step in the return-to-duty process and schedule prompt SAP evaluations. Any individual in a safety-sensitive job who tests positive for alcohol or drug screening  under DOT rules and regulations is required to see a qualified SAP professional for an evaluation. We have experience assessing employees across a wide variety of safety sensitive industries. For this reason, we have a firm grasp on rule variations, including the following.

  • FAA – Federal Aviation Administration (Regulation 49 Part 120)
  • FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (Regulation 49 CFR Part 382)
  • FRA – Federal Railroad Administration (Regulation 49 CFR Part 219)
  • FTA – Federal Transit Administration (Regulation 49 CFR Part 655)
  • PHMSA – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (Regulation 49 CFR Part 199)

What to expect from your substance abuse professional

  • Face-to-face assessment
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Diagnosis
  • Level of care determination – ASAM Criteria placement
  • Recommendations for treatment and/or education
  • Referral
  • Case management
  • Demonstration of successful compliance
  • Final evaluation

Please contact our office at 614-635-9011 to schedule an evaluation today.

Explore Your Eligibility

Signing up for a professional assessment today can save you big down the road.