Substance Abuse Services

Substance Abuse Services long IslandSubstance abuse affects millions of people. All across this country in small towns, rural areas and cities, alcoholism and drug abuse are destroying the lives of men, women and their families.

Where can you to turn for help?

What should you do when relationships, friendships, dignity and your career is lost in the abyss of your addictions?

The chains of abuse are difficult to break free from, however with the assistance of a licensed professional it is possible to overcome the cycle of addiction and improve your life for the long haul.

If you are ready to take that step towards your freedom from addictions and substance abuse Counseling Services Direct can help you with our substance abuse services. We understand how serious substance abuse and addiction is, we are very familiar with what it can turn a life into. But, we also know that in order to make a full recovery that a person has to take the necessary actions to begin a new clean life. If you are serious about seeking help for your substance abuse and addiction problem, we are certain that we have the novice experience to assist you in your recovery.

A (SAP) substance abuse professional is a mental health practitioner who has been specially trained to evaluate for substance abuse and to coordinate treatment services for the client when needed. An (SAP) substance abuse professional does not provide substance abuse treatment; instead, meets with an individual to help a third party, often an employer, identify substance abuse and to recommend follow-up treatment(s). A Substance abuse professional may be utilized by various agencies, including private companies, and governmental entities to help identify individuals with substance abuse problems.These services can be utiized in the following settings:

  • Department of Transportation
  • Child Protective Services
  • Court System
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Private Corporations

As a (SAP) substance abuse professional a face-to-face evaluation will be conducted which includes some required standardized testing, and making a recommendation. (DOT) Department of Transportation requires a recommendation for treatment and/or education in every case. Services willl include contact with the treatment or education provider for the duration of the program, and upon completion, the employee must return for a follow-up assessment. Documentation of completion will then be sent to the employer or designated employer representative.

We understand that taking the first step can be challenging. Go ahead and download our free e-book called 3 Ways to Emotional Wellness so you can get a feel for our approach. Then, call our office today at 516-484-2829 to set up a free 15 minute phone consult.