Substance Abuse Services Evaluations & Referrals

Intervention for Offenders
Substance Abuse Services conducts drug and alcohol evaluations to provide the courts with information and recommended therapeutic interventions for offenders arrested for such crimes as:
  • Domestic violence
  • Driving under the influence
  • Drug possession
Monitoring Treatment & Program Compliance
After initial evaluation, if the person is determined to have a substance abuse problem, the individual selects an approved treatment provider. Substance Abuse Services takes an active role in monitoring treatment and program compliance for the duration of the process. The purpose of our drug and alcohol evaluation program is not for license reinstatement or for meeting the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities requirements.

Funding
Substance Abuse Services is funded by revenues generated from the Drug, Alcohol, Treatment, and Education (DATE) fund. Revenue is generated from fees collected for some drug and alcohol abuse cases filed and by defendants ordered by the courts to undergo drug/alcohol evaluations and drug testing.

Services
This program provides alcohol and drug evaluations, drug screens, and multiple offenders DUI evaluations. After an initial evaluation and if a person is determined to have a substance abuse problem, the individual will select an approved treatment provider. The Substance Abuse Services Office schedules the initial appointment for them and the probation officer is notified of the appointment time and location. Substance Abuse Services takes an active role in monitoring treatment for the duration of the process.