Evidence Based Assessments

The purpose of the assessment is to determine whether an addiction is present, the extent of the addiction, and to assist in the development of a treatment plan (recommendations). Screening versus Assessment The purpose of screening is to determine whether an individual needs an assessment.  In the workplace an initial…

What Exactly Is a Functioning Alcoholic?

Drinking at social events is so normalized in our culture that we do not notice the signs of alcoholism until it is too late. “Functioning alcoholism” is a colloquial term often used to describe those who are secretly struggling with alcohol addiction, but outwardly appear to live normal, productive lives…

Canadians and DOT Testing

Canadians and DOT Testing The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is one of the executive departments of the U.S. federal government. It was established by Congress in the Department of Transportation Act on October 15, 1966.  The department began operation on April 1, 1967. It is headed…

Does a Failed Pre-Employment Drug Test Go on Your DOT Record?

Does a Failed Pre-Employment Drug Test Go on Your DOT Record? The US Department of Transportation (DOT) requires a pre-employment drug test for all safety-sensitive employees. This includes airline workers, school bus drivers, train engineers, truck drivers, and many others. If you fail or refuse a pre-employment DOT drug test,…

US DOT Drug and Alcohol Regs are Tighter Than Most Know

US DOT Drug and Alcohol Regs are Tighter Than Most Know Even responsible drivers sometimes violate regulations concerning controlled substances and alcohol because they don’t fully know the law. Here are some of the more common traps for professional drivers. Resting in the Sleeper Berth After Using Alcohol Safety regulation…