If you have been charged with a criminal offense that is alcohol or drug related you will more than likely be required to undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation. It is important to take this evaluation seriously and have an end goal in mind.
Getting an evaluation done properly and early can oftentimes help with negotiations and help reduce the severity of any consequences you may receive for said charge or offense. An alcohol and drug evaluation will consist of a self-reporting questionnaire in which you will answer some alcohol, drug, and lifestyle questions. Depending on your history a proper evaluation can take anywhere from one to two hours. Your evaluator will dive deep into your answers and ask questions related to the criminal charge that brought you to them.
It is important to be truthful when answering questions as it can only help you in the long run whereas giving false answers can lead to repeated activity that will result in having to do another evaluation. Alcohol and drug evaluations are set in place to help determine if you are alcohol or drug dependent and give you treatment options if necessary. It is very important to follow all treatment recommendations not only for the court system but for your own personal benefit as well.
You can find further information by calling is at Alcohol and Drug Evaluations, LLC.