Evaluation & Referral (SAP) services for DOT Employees

National Substance Abuse Professional

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Substance Abuse Professional Facts

What do SAPs do?

SAPs evaluate workers who have violated drug and alcohol rules in their DOT-regulated jobs. After they complete their evaluations, SAPs make recommendations for drug and alcohol education, treatment, substance use monitoring, and ongoing care needs. An SAP serves to monitor the process.

SAPs play a large role in determining whether an employer can allow the worker to drive a school bus or commercial truck, fly a plane, or control a train or subway. Because of the roles an SAP has, they have a large amount of responsibility for public safety. When you are sent to a substance abuse professional, they will be able to report whether you have complied with your program and the recommendations that were given.

What happens if you refuse to submit to a DOT alcohol or drug test?

If you work in an industry that is regulated by the Department of Transportation, you must submit to a DOT alcohol or drug test when you are asked to do so. If you refuse to take the test, you will be removed from your position until you complete the process. You will be required to see a certified SAP and to follow the recommendations that are given. Refusing to take a DOT alcohol or drug test may also make it harder for you to find a different job. Your drug and alcohol tests will have to be observed, and you will be responsible for paying for them. Finally, your license, certificate, authorization, and rating might be suspended, revoked, or restricted.

Substance Abuse Professional Evaluation Services Meet Requirements For The Following Industries/Agencies:

  • DOT/ SAP Employee Evaluation
  • Employer Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • COURT – Impaired Driving Charge, Possession
  • COURT – DV, Assault, Disorderly Conduct
  • COURT – Child Custody or Visitation
  • License Reinstatement / DMV
  • Probation and Parole Boards
  • Professional Board (Nursing, Medical, Pharmacy)

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If you have been directed to meet with an SAP, the Fishtown Wellness Center offers these services. You can call our office to schedule your initial evaluation. After you have completed your assessment, we will identify your level of substance abuse to make recommendations about your need for education and treatment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment by calling us or by filling out our online contact form.


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