Virtual SAP Program Lawrenceville, Georgia

alcohol and drug evaluation, Diversion Center, Georgia

If you live in the Lawrenceville region and are in need of a SAP Evaluation, we have you covered. The Diversion Center offers Lawrenceville, Georgia clients virtual SAP Evaluations. 

Lawrenceville is the county seat of Gwinnett County and is a suburb located about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. The city is home to many families and young business entrepreneurs. The family-friendly atmosphere and the city’s proximity to Atlanta make it a great location to live. Residents and visitors enjoy the many parks, restaurants, and entertainment venues including the Gwinnett History Museum, and the nearby Mall of Georgia and Coolray Field.    

Lawrenceville, Georgia Virtual SAP Program

Our certified professional team proudly offers virtual SAP Evaluations to clients in the Lawrenceville, GA region. A SAP evaluation, which is also known as a substance abuse evaluation, is a clinical assessment of someone by a certified professional to determine necessary steps they may need to take to resolve problems associated with drug and/or alcohol abuse. A substance abuse professional often evaluates employees who have violated a Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol regulation. Following the assessment, the substance abuse professional will make recommendations to employers and when necessary, the courts, concerning treatment, follow-up testing, education, and other issues concerning the employee upon their return to work.   

If you landed on our website after searching “substance abuse professionals near me,” you’ve come to the right place. The expert substance abuse professionals at The Diversion Center understand the complexities that come with a SAP evaluation. They work one-on-one with each client who walks through our doors. If this is your first time undergoing a SAP evaluation, you may be worried about the process. At The Diversion Center, there is no reason to be nervous. We treat every client with respect and dignity. We understand that every situation is different, so our SAP Evaluators will talk with you directly about your situation and will always offer the best advice to help you get back to work. At The Diversion Center, you never have to worry about one of our professionals judging you or treating you poorly or unfairly for past mistakes. Our mission is always to help individuals move forward and put negative experiences behind them. Sometimes this requires a DOT qualified SAP Evaluation. We can help. 

If you’re a Lawrenceville truck driver, bus driver or other government employee who has failed a DOT drug or alcohol test, or you have refused to take one, we offer an affordable SAP Program DOT that is designed to help you get back to work. To make the process easier for our customers we offer virtual SAP evaluations, flexible schedules, evening, and weekend appointments. If you live in the Lawrenceville and are in need of a virtual SAP Evaluation, give us a call at 404-503-8069 or email us at info@thediversioncenter.com for more information. 

Virtual SAP Evaluations in Lawrenceville, Georgia

If you’re a DOT employee, you may be required to undergo pre-employment drug testing. Or you may be facing a situation that requires you undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation, or a SAP Evaluation. If you’re living or working in the Lawrenceville region and need one of these evaluations, look no further. We always offer clients a safe space when undergoing any evaluations or programs at the Diversion Center. We understand that these types of evaluations can be a stressful event, but they don’t have to be. We are always discreet with each client and make their privacy of utmost importance. 

If you live in Lawrenceville, GA and are searching for a “SAP program near me,” or a “SAP evaluation near me,” you have landed on our page for a reason. Our skilled and professional evaluators are ready to help you. They can answer any questions you might have about the evaluation or the process of a SAP Evaluation. They will walk you through the process step-by-step and give you specific instructions on the best way to get back to work. No matter your situation, it’s nice to know that you have people on your side who are rooting for your success. Our counselors and SAP Evaluators all have the same goal – to see you successfully complete the necessary steps that will get you back in the workforce quickly.  

What to Expect at your Lawrenceville Virtual SAP Evaluation

If this is your first time undergoing a SAP Evaluation, you may be curious about the process or what to expect at your appointment. You may even be a little nervous or embarrassed. You don’t have to be worried about that at the Diversion Center. We specialize in virtual alcohol and drug evaluations and treatment, so we work with people every day who need our help to get their life back on track. If you are a DOT employee and have failed or refused a drug & alcohol test, you probably landed on this page because you are required to complete the Return to Duty (RTD) process before you can safely return to work. The first step in this process is your SAP Evaluation. 

When you arrive for your evaluation, one of our professional SAP Evaluators will review your specific case with you and ask you some standard questions to get a better idea of your situation. While it’s human instinct to gloss over or sugar coat the circumstances surrounding your case, it is best to be honest with your evaluator. Remember, they are here to help you get back to work. If they don’t have all the information, they can’t give you the best recommendation to help you move forward. There is no need to be apprehensive or nervous about answering the questions during your evaluation. Remember, your SAP evaluator is there to help you. 

Following your evaluation, based on the answers given, the SAP evaluator will help you outline a plan for your Return to Duty process. They may refer you to specific educational programs, a treatment plan, or for further testing. Keep in mind that whatever the evaluator recommends is meant to help you get back to your job as quickly and seamlessly as possible. Once you successfully complete the educational course, treatment, or other recommendation, you will return for a final evaluation with your SAP evaluator so they can assess whether you are ready to go back to work. 

Until this process is complete, you will not be able to return to work, so it’s important to have open and clear communication with your Lawrenceville SAP evaluator. They can help determine what is needed to complete your RTD process, refer you to the best treatment or educational course, help you prioritize your schedule and find a time that will work best for you to complete your treatment, and communicate with you and your employer to confirm you’ve concluded everything necessary so you can return to work.    

Lawrenceville, Georgia Virtual SAP Evaluations 

Most truck drivers in Georgia are already familiar with the SAP program for truck drivers. The SAP program for CDL drivers was created to assess drivers who have failed a DOT drug or alcohol test. It’s also implemented for drivers who refuse to take a drug or alcohol test. This program is designed to help you get back to work, so it may require you to get specific education or treatment that addresses your individual circumstances that caused you to either fail or refuse the test. Completing your treatment will ultimately get you back on the road safely. The DOT requires that you go through a qualified SAP program. We can help. 

Who is Required to Complete a SAP Program? 

Only drivers who have failed a drug and alcohol exam or refused to take one will be required to go through the SAP program. This may include: 

  • Truck drivers
  • Commercial drivers (CDL)
  • Drivers who transport hazardous materials
  • Drivers who transport more than 16 people (including bus drivers)
  • Federal, state, or local government employees
  • Part-time or full-time drivers

If you’re a truck driver or CDL driver in Lawrenceville, you may be subject to post-accident drug testing, pre-employment testing, random drug and alcohol tests, RTD testing and/or follow-up testing. We offer same-day virtual SAP Evaluations, virtual classes, and can work with you to determine a schedule that will work for you. 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) Clearinghouse provides FMSCA and employers tools to help identify drivers who are prohibited from driving or operating a commercial vehicle based on a DOT drug and alcohol violation. This includes violations committed with one employer, and then failure to report to another employer. Records of drug and alcohol violations remain in the Clearinghouse for 5 years or until a driver has completed the RTD process, whichever comes first. 

How Long Does the DOT SAP Program Take? 

It’s difficult to lay out an exact timeline on how long the DOT SAP Program takes because each person’s situation is different. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the program may only take you a few days to complete, or it could take you many months if you’re required to undergo ongoing treatment. If you do not have an alcohol or drug problem, you may be done with the SAP program in a day or two. If you do have a substance abuse problem, it can take you weeks or sometimes months to complete the program. Your SAP Evaluator will determine the level of care that is needed during your evaluation, which may include attending one or more classes, a drug treatment program, a probationary period, ongoing treatment, or further testing.  

The cost of a SAP program varies from person to person. The cost for the entire program depends on several factors, including the treatment recommendation from your SAP Evaluator. It’s also difficult to list an average cost for a SAP program because each case is different. While one person may only need an evaluation and drug test to get back to work, others may require more extensive treatment that includes rehab, multiple classes, and or further testing. Some employers pay the cost of SAP services on behalf of their employees while other companies require the employee to pay on their own.

Who is Qualified to Become a SAP?

To be qualified as a Substance Abuse Professional, someone must have at least one of the following credentials: 

  • Licensed or certified psychologist
  • Licensed or certified physician
  • Licensed or certified social worker
  • Licensed or certified employee assistance professional
  • Licensed or certified marriage and family therapist

Other requirements include:

  • Becoming nationally certified
  • Completing 12 hours of training
  • Passing a qualification exam
  • Applying for SAP qualification

All of our Lawrenceville Substance Abuse Professionals are qualified, certified, and have successfully completed their 12 hours of specialized training, specific to DOT guidelines. To be in compliance with DOT guidelines, only a SAP can evaluate you. Our SAPs meet all standards for the DOT. They are trained to complete evaluations for employees in safety sensitive positions regulated by the DOT. Our highly skilled team is committed to providing SAP services under the guidelines of the Federal Department of Transportation. 

Our qualified SAP Evaluators will provide a face-to-face virtual assessment on Zoom, make thoughtful recommendations of treatment and or educational courses, monitor compliance with SAP recommendations, provide a face-to-face follow-up virtual examination on Zoom to determine if the employee is in compliance with the recommended course of action, and provide a final report to the employer that contains a follow-up drug and/or alcohol testing plan and aftercare plan.  

About Us 

The Diversion Center offers virtual alcohol and drug evaluations to people living in the Lawrenceville, Georgia region. Our trained and certified evaluators are in the top of their field and passionate about helping people get back to work following an arrest, criminal charges, or a work incident that requires a SAP Evaluation.   We pride ourselves in providing each client with the best customer service available. We are always transparent with our clients and offer a safe and supportive environment that encourages open communication and offers trusted guidance. 

Our Lawrenceville Virtual SAP Program follows all federal and DOT guidelines, so you know that upon completion of the program, you can get back to work. Derek Collins has extensive experience providing SAP evaluations. He is trusted within the community for providing services that have helped hundreds of drivers and DOT regulated employees get back to work. If you live in the Lawrenceville region and you’re in need of a SAP Evaluation, or if you have any questions or concerns about the process, call us today at 404-503-8069 to set up an appointment or learn more.