Substance Use Evaluations

 Substance Use Evaluations
A Substance Use Evaluation, also known as a drug and alcohol evaluation, is a process that takes place between an individual and a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor.  The counselor will ask a series of questions regarding past and present use of substances. The counselor will also ask questions regarding family, health, and employment history.  The goal of the process is to assess whether or not an individual’s alcohol and/or drug use is a problem.

When a substance abuse evaluation is completed and it is determined that there is an alcohol and/or drug problem, the addictions counselor will be responsible to determine a diagnosis and to make treatment recommendations that best meet the needs of the individual. Treatment recommendations will not be the same for each individual; they should be personalized based on each individual’s unique history, current situation, strengths, and current needs.

  • Cost: free of charge
  • Where: evaluations are currently held at the SCHD
  • What to bring: A current list of medication is recommended

If you are in need of a Substance Use Evaluation, for yourself, probation/parole officer, or court please