Substance Abuse Evaluations
Richard J. Perla, Ph.D, Substance Abuse Professional
| Reasons for Evaluations:
If you were positive on a drug test you may be required to have a substance
abuse evaluation in order to return to your position or obtain a new job.
Richard Perla is experienced and qualified to provide these evaluations for
drivers in safety sensitive employment to meet Department of Transportation
requirements and in state or out of state Department of Motor Vehicles,
Social Services, Courts, and Probation requests.
What is A Substance Abuse Professional?
The Substance Abuse Professional Guidelines , United States Department
of Transportation"THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation -- 49 CFR Part 40 --
defines the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) as a person who evaluates
employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol regulation and
makes recommendations concerning education, treatment,follow-up
testing, and aftercare.
What is A substance abuse evaluation?
" a comprehensive face-to-face assessment and clinical evaluation to
determine what level of assistance the employee needs in resolving
problems associated with alcohol use or prohibited drug use." The
evaluator recommends "a course of education and/or treatment
with which the employee must demonstrate successful compliance prior to
returning to DOT safety-sensitive duty. Treatment recommendations can
include, but are not limited to: In-patient treatment, partial in-patient
treatment, out-patient treatment, education programs, and
aftercare. Education recommendations can include, but are not limited to
bona fide drug and alcohol education courses, self-help groups, and