Substance Abuse Assessments
Addiction to drugs and alcohol affects all areas of your life. The addiction can lead to poor decision-making, which may include things you would never do sober, such as committing crimes. In some cases, a judge sentences an offender to mandatory addiction treatment instead of jail time, but this type of sentence is not a “get-out-of-jail-free” card. Substance abuse assessments are a way of determining if a offender is sticking to their court ordered rehab.
Court-ordered rehab comes with a set of eligibility requirements and requires successful completion to satisfy sentencing in the case. Assessments are interview screenings which may be self-administered or administered by a physician or clinician, family member, parent, friend, or coworker. Essentially, assessments involve a series of questions which help identify warning signs of substance abuse.