Alcohol and Drug Evaluations
Most people who seek evaluations for substance abuse do so to comply with a Court Order or upon the recommendation of their attorney prior to a court appearance. An evaluation consists of a verbal interview, combined with one or more written tests. When you arrive at the evaluation appointment, you will be given a personal history form to complete and the written test(s) will be administered. You will then sit down with an evaluator for a personal interview which will include your medical, family, educational, legal and employment history. The interviewer will also ask you about any previous treatment or counseling. Entire evaluation process is typically last 1 1/2 hours.
If possible, please bring the following to your Substance Abuse Evaluation
• 7-year motor vehicle record • Dates of all lifetime DUI’s • Dates of all prior alcohol and drug treatments (if applicable) and your written discharge summary from all • Medical history, including current prescription names, dosages, prescribing doctor’s name, address and phone number • Employment history • Mental health counseling history • The “NEEDS” assessment should be sent by the DUI School prior to the first appointment.
Domestic Violence and Anger Evaluations and Treatment
An arrest for simple assault or domestic violence frequently results in a referral by a court or probation officer for an evaluation to determine if there are any contributing causes to the incident. A personal interview with the client, the victim (if possible), and family members, along with administration of appropriate assessment instruments can often shed light on the situation. The evaluator can make recommendations for any appropriate treatment or other resources which could be helpful in preventing future occurrences.
Anyone convicted of domestic violence in Georgia is mandated to attend a minimum of 24 weeks of domestic violence treatment. This is a program designed to address power and control issues with offenders. It meets weekly for 90 minutes. Our program is certified by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence and meets requirements for all courts in the State of Georgia.
Anger Management Classes/Groups
We offer Adult Anger Management groups which explore the process and consequences of expressing anger. Participants are taught positive coping and communication skills to help them express their anger in more constructive and appropriate ways. Emphasis is placed on self- control and acceptance of responsibility for feelings and behaviors. Through education and therapeutic techniques, participants can learn ways to cope with anger in a non-violent manner.
We offer weekly classes and intensive weekend classes.
Topics discussed include:
- Learning about feelings
- Cognitive behavioral tools for managing anger
- Better communication skills
- Cognitive resolution skills
- Non-violence as a healthy alternative
- How to “act rather than react”
- Increasing problem-solving skills
ANGER MANAGEMENT EDUCATION IS NOT EQUIVALENT TO TREATMENT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
Shoplifting / Theft Offender Services
The S.T.O.P. class is designed specifically for offenders arrested for shoplifting or other theft charges. Held in our McDonough and Fayetteville office, we assist the offender in examining his/her behavior, focusing on social, family and financial consequences, as well as covering Georgia law.
This one-day five-hour class is held monthly in McDonough and Fayetteville. The class is geared for offenders who were arrested for a variety of nonviolent charges, including fraud, bad checks, vandalism and so on. We look at ethics from a cultural, family, legal and religious perspective, with the goal of helping the offender make better choices in the future.