SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL (SAP)
The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a trained and qualified person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol testing rule. That person makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare..
As a qualified Substance Abuse Professional and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Misty Locknane has over 10 years experience in assessing and treating addictions and various other mental/behavioral health problems. She recognizes that, many times, persons with substance abuse issues minimize, rationalize, or deny that the problem even exists. Other times, problems with alcohol or other drugs (such as borrowing another person’s prescribed pain relief medication) are isolated incidents or oversights.
It is critical that your DOT-regulated agency is provided with competent assistance in determining whether or not an employee is an asset or liability in the workplace.
When a DOT-regulated worker tests positive for alcohol or other drugs, the implications likely seem overwhelming:
- HUMILIATION AND EMBARRASSMENT
- LOST WORK TIME LOSS OF INCOME
- LOSS OF INSURANCE FOR YOUR FAMILY
- HIGH STRESS
- LOW SELF-ESTEEM
You will receive fair, competent assessment and follow-up done by a highly trained and experienced professional who understands the stress and anxiety of these types of issues.
Your employer will receive accurate, timely reports so that you may resolve the situation with minimal delay.