What to Expect in the Drug and Alcohol Evaluation
1.Find the pass-code on your Paypal receipt that was emailed to you
To start the evaluation, you’ll receive an e-mailed receipt from paypal which will have your pass-code on it for the Members Only areas.
2. Complete two Online Questionairres
When the account has been created, you can fill in some assessments online, including a drug and alcohol questionnaire, chemical use history and checking for anxiety or depression symptoms.
3. Prepare for a video conference or tele-conference
The online assessments will be reviewed prior to your appointment for a face-to-face interview. Your evaluator will ask for clarification of the information you submitted online and will further investigate your drug and alcohol use.
4. Provide Collateral Information
After the drug and alcohol evaluation, you’ll sign a Release of Information form to allow 2-3 people to provide further information concerning your drug and alcohol usage. Ensure you have their details: full name, phone number, address and the best time to contact them.
5. You May Need a Drug and Alcohol Urinalysis Screening
You may be asked to give a urine sample to screen for drugs and alcohol in your system. This screen may be used to determine your final recommendation.
6. Get Recommendations
Your collateral contacts are asked certain questions about you, which will then be reviewed together with all the other data gathered. Recommendations will address any issues raised by your drug and alcohol usage.
What Do You Need to complete your Evaluation?
The following documentation is required for the drug and alcohol evaluation concerning a DUI, DUID, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, MIP, false ID or any other alcohol or drug-associated arrest:
Arrest-related documents, including incident report, sentencing sheet, tickets, probation papers
Criminal history report
Contact details, so the completed assessment can be sent to you
For DUI or DUID arrests:
A 7-Year Motor Vehicle Report (provided by the Department of Driver Services) can be used instead of your criminal history report
If you attended a DUI School before your assessment, you’ll need the Completion Certificate and NEEDS Assessment.
What Are the Results of Drug and Alcohol Evaluation?
There are several possible outcomes from the evaluation, but generally speaking, you are labeled as one of the three categories:
1. Chemically Dependent on Drugs or Alcohol
If you have been deemed to be chemically dependent, your counselor will be likely to suggest you spend eight months to two years in rehabilitation. This requires attending sessions at a certified treatment facility, either in groups or individually.
2. Suffering from Drug or Alcohol Abuse or Potential Abuse
The therapy that is offered to “abuse” or “abuse potential” offenders can be anything from long-term therapy which lasts six to twelve months, to a few individual counseling appointments.
3. Not Enough Evidence to Support the Diagnosis of a Drug or Alcohol Problem
If there is insufficient evidence of substance abuse, you may be asked to go to a drug and alcohol school for a day.
How to Pass Drug and Alcohol Evaluation
1. Be Prepared
In the 10 days before your drug assessment, drink plenty of water, do some exercise and avoid fatty food.
2. Try Detox Kits
Using a temporary detox kit can hide or get rid of body toxins for up to five hours and you will see the effects more or less immediately. These kits are inexpensive and have been shown to increase the passing rate. Alternatively, permanent detox kits, completely cleanse your system will be effective within 2-10 days. Although these kits are more costly, they have a much higher passing percentage.
3. Listen More than Speak
Keep your answers straightforward and short. Parole officers can be highly intrusive about your personal life and revealing too much about yourself may affect your results.