Drug & Alcohol Evaluation
- The duration of an evaluation can range from an hour-and-a-half to two hours.
- Payment is expected at the time of the evaluation.
- Evaluations for Adults: $100 - $130
- Evaluations for Adolescents: $150 (No Sliding Scale)
- Reports are typically available within two business days.
During the evaluation, we will have you complete several pieces of paperwork. You have the option to complete this paperwork beforehand by printing off the forms below and having them filled out when you come in to your session.
Releases of Information
(Your name and information goes on the first line and your attorney/probation officer name and information goes on the second set of lines).
Further, we will have you fill out several screening tests and ask you a series of standardized questions about the nature of your relationship with substances. Ultimately, we are attempting to make a diagnostic impression, according to the DSM-IV-TR, regarding your substance usage. The criteria for those disorders are as follows:
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR®) Definitions:
This is the American Psychiatric Association (APA) tool that is used by psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and counselors to diagnose one as being substance dependent or abusing.
You have used more of your drug of choice than you used in the past, in order to achieve the desired effect.
You have experience physical problems, such as cravings, feeling sick, or emotional problems after stopping your use.
- You have used more than you planned on using or over a longer period of time than intended.
- You have tried to control your use in the past, but found it difficult to do.
- You spend a lot of time in activities that revolve around your chemical of choice.
- You have spent less time with your family, on work activities, or in other important activities because of use.
- You have had health problems or emotional problems that are made worse by my chemical use.
- You have had problems at home, at work, or at school because of your chemical use.
- You have had more than one problem with the legal system because of your chemical use.
- You have continued to use even after experiencing negative consequences socially.
- You have used in dangerous situations (i.e. driving, using others’ prescription pills, etc.).
After the evaluation is complete, we will be able to tell you the most appropriate level of care for you to address your substance use. This may include any one of the services offered by our agency, or we may refer you to another agency for the services, especially if residential treatment is indicated.