“It won’t be like this forever.” Addiction makes a person feel hopeless and trapped. It controls us and makes us forget who we used to be. But the path of recovery is a step towards gaining control of your life once again. You no longer have to be a slave to the disease. And with sobriety, it is possible to gain back that sense of freedom you felt you lost so long ago.

What is an Alcohol and Drug Evaluation?

An Alcohol and Drug evaluation is an in-depth look into the severity of an individual’s substance use with the purpose of making a diagnosis and recommendations for treatment.

Why are Alcohol and Drug evaluations required for court?

There are many situations in which a court can order you to participate in a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Because substance abuse and drug and alcohol dependence are often associated with certain criminal behaviors, alcohol and drug evaluations can help court officials make final decisions in a court case.

What are the questions asked during an alcohol and drug evaluation revolved around?

– Your substance use history – Family history of substance abuse – Patterns around current drug and alcohol use – Your mental health – Physical health and medical issues

No matter what the situation is, remind yourself  “’I have a choice

“When was the last time you woke up and wished you’d had just one more drink the night before? I have never regretted not drinking. Say this to yourself, and you’ll get through anything.”

Who conducts Alcohol and Drug Evaluations?

This procedure is usually conducted by licensed and trained professionals specializing in understanding human behavior. Social workers, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, doctors, and psychologists are some examples, to name a few.