Substance abuse issues have broad ripples across all aspects of your life—including your ability to drive or maintain employment. If you’ve had your license suspended or need professional assessment before resuming work, Apple Valley Counseling Services, LLC is ready to help. We’re certified to provide SAP/DOT assessments, helping Yakima, Yakima County, Benton County, Franklin County, and Grant County, WA residents take the first necessary steps back to life after addiction.
We perform assessments as part of our substance abuse programs, and are approved by the Department of Social and Health Services to administer SAP/DOT assessments in whatever capacity they’re required.
Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP’s) represent the decision point an employer may factor in deciding whether to entrust an employee with a school bus ferrying students, operating a train, the operation of an oil tanker, the pilot’s cockpit in a plane, or with the engineering responsibilities of a subway car. The responsibility of these employees to the public is enormous and must be thoroughly checked!
The fundamental Responsibility of the SAP is to provide comprehensive face to face assessment and clinical evaluation to determine what level of care the employee needs in resolving issues associated with his/her substance use. Then, the SAP must recommend at a minimum, a course of education and/or treatment in which the employee must comply with before returning to their DOT safety -sensitive position.
Provided you pass the evaluation, our SAPs will provide any documentation required for you at that time.
Department of Transportation (DOT) assessments are targeted mostly on drivers and other employees operating under the Department of Transport. These employees must abide by all the DOT regulations of drug and alcohol abuse, and DOT assessments are regularly done to make sure that they do not violate these regulations.
We are certified to perform DOT assessments as mandated by a court or departmental agency. We can also provide all necessary documentation post-assessment for those who pass, to expedite the process of license restoration.
Our DOT assessments also extend to Yakima, WA license holders who may hold Class C licenses, as well as special operators’ permits for heavy machinery and other equipment. Schedule an appointment with our counselors for your assessment, so you can get back behind the wheel safely and in the proper capacity.
Return to Life as You Recover
Having a valid drivers’ license and gainful employment are two vital stepping stones on the path back to life after addiction. To get there, you may need SAP/DOT assessments, opening the door back to normalcy and stability in your everyday life. Apple Valley Counseling Services, LLC is qualified to provide these assessments and will make sure they’re performed in a timely manner.