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,Board of Registered Nursing
What is A Substance Abuse Professional?
The Substance Abuse Professional Guidelines , United States
Department of Transportation"THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE
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 community lectures."