Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

plane-train-bus-moreFamily First Psychotherapy Services offers Substance Abuse Management and Department of Transportation (DOT) Compliance services to government agencies and other organizations that are governed under Title 49 CFR Part 40 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. We work with small and large organizations to limit exposure to liability or citation from the Department of Transportation.

Individuals who have a commercial driver’s license, or who perform certain safety-sensitive duties, are governed by the guidelines of the Department of Transportation.

Under Title 49 CFR Part 40 guidelines, a person who tests positive on a drug or alcohol test is required to have a substance abuse evaluation conducted by a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and to follow the SAP’s treatment recommendations prior to being considered for returning to safety sensitive duties.

Family First Psychotherapy Services understands the importance of retaining quality employees in order for companies to successfully compete in today’s business environment.

SAP/DOT assessment and treatment services include:

  • Initial face-to-face substance abuse evaluation
  • Specific treatment and/or education
  • Assistance in connecting to community treatment programs
  • Confirmation of compliance to treatment and/or evaluation
  • Written DOT compliant reports
  • Follow-up face-to-face relapse prevention evaluation
  • Aftercare plans to return to work and maintain sobriety
  • Training for supervisors on workplace alcohol and chemical dependency issues
  • Six months follow-up testing as required

Nicole Daniels is a trained and qualified SAP under DOT guidelines.

As a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), Nicole finds it rewarding to know that she can aid in ensuring that transportation providers employ workers who are 100% drug- and alcohol-free. Her previous work experience in drug and alcohol treatment and her current experience as a supervisor for certified addictions counselors in treatment, has helped her to see that all people, regardless of profession, age, ethnicity or gender can be subject to the same reasons that one would abuse substances.

Nicole has worked with youth, drug addicted mothers, adults and senior adults in treatment facilities or in some treatment aspect. Fortunately, treatment can work, and intervention can help. Being a SAP has allowed her to aid in change in another manner now—keeping people safe in the work place, the industry of transportation, and the community.

Contact Nicole for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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