Probation & Court Referrals
Sometimes a substance abuse evaluation is a requirement and not a choice. CARE provides substance abuse evaluations at the request of probation officers, local courts, or for individuals heeding the advice of their attorneys. These evaluations are commonly recommended or court-ordered for anyone charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), OUIL (Operating Under the Influence of Liquor), OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) or other substance use-related criminal charge.
A substance abuse evaluation can identify the possible presence and extent of a drug and/or alcohol problem. It includes a screening to determine if there is a problem and an assessment to determine the depth of the problem and then a treatment plan is typically developed.
There are several reasons a person might need to obtain a substance abuse evaluation, such as:
- it may be required by probation officers to ensure compliance with terms of probation
- courts can order an evaluation to help determine an appropriate sentence for a substance-use related charge.
- attorneys may recommend their clients obtain and evaluation before an upcoming legal hearing to determine current status of substance use and risks of relapse.