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Drug & Alcohol Evaluation and counseling


Many people have questions about the drug and alcohol evaluations and counseling. This pamphlet will attempt to answer them and explain what you are required to do.

If you still have questions about what to do, feel free to call your probation officer. If you don't have a probation officer, call the court and you'll be directed to someone who can answer your questions.

Second District Juvenile Court
Ogden: 626-3800
Farmington: 451-4900

The Court has ordered you to obtain a Drug and Alcohol Evaluation. You must also comply with any recommendations made by the evaluation.

What is a Drug and Alcohol Evaluation?

It is NOT a simple drug test. This is an evaluation completed by a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LSAC) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). It usually consists of a written examination and a diagnostic interview. After speaking with you and your parents, the evaluator will then determine what type of counseling you may need.

Typically, the evaluator will recommend one of the following:

  1. No counseling needed
  2. Education classes
  3. Outpatient Counseling
  4. Day treatment
  5. Residential/inpatient treatment.

Education Classes

Education classes range from 4 to 16 hours. They teach the harmful effect of drug use and techniques for resisting drugs. Parents can be required to attend with their child.

Outpatient Counseling

Weekly counseling, individual and/or in groups. This is for youth whom the evaluator believes has a substance abuse problem and is in need of extended intervention. Education classes alone are not enough.

Parents can be required to attend a Parents Support Group, usually once or twice a month.

Day treatment

Daily treatment is usually for several hours each day. This is for youth that need constant encouragement and monitoring to help them stay clean. Day Treatment usually takes the place of school. Youth attend from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Residential or Inpatient treatment

This is for youth who's substance abuse problem is so severe that they must live at the treatment facility. This can be for several weeks, and sometimes months.

Aftercare

After graduating from a program, many programs required the youth to participate in Aftercare for several weeks. This is a lower level of counseling. It typically consists of brief visits with the counselor for further encouragement and maintaining goals.

Monthly reports are required!

It is your responsibility to have your counselor send a monthly report of your progress while you are in counseling. It only needs to be a simple statement that you are going to appointments and complying with the program expectations.

Be aware, if your counselor sends a negative report, such as you are not attending sessions or not complying with your treatment program, you could be ordered to appear in court and show cause why you should not be held in contempt for willful violation of a court order.

Once treatment is completed, you must have your counselor send a letter stating you have completed the program.

It is your responsibility to see that all reports, evaluations, or other materials ordered by the Court in your case are actually received at the court by the "due" date indicated on your court order. YOU alone will be held strictly responsible.

Common Questions:

What do I do first?

the first thing you need to do is get your evaluation! you were given a due date to complete your evaluation. don't let it slip by! often there is a waiting list. call now and make an appointment.

after that, you need to follow through with whatever counseling the evaluation recommends.

How much will this cost?

juvenile court has no control over the cost of the evaluation and counseling. different places charge different amounts. it is your responsibility to find a licensed evaluator that fits your budget or is covered by your insurance.

What if I can't afford this for my child?

this is court-ordered. it must be done. we suggest you look for counselors that may be willing to work with you on the price. some work on a sliding scale based on your income. some may allow you to make payment arrangements.

How long does all this take?

the evaluation is usually one meeting. it consists of a written assessment and then an interview with the evaluator.

counseling, however, takes much longer. if the evaluator recommends education classes, that can be one night a week for 4 to 8 weeks. if the evaluator recommends outpatient counseling, it can last 12 to 18 weeks for one to two times per week. day treatment and residential can both last for several months.

Why is the court doing this? It was just a little Marijuana.

only "a little" marijuana is still violating the law and setting up a path to addiction. how much marijuana is "too" much? how many thefts, assaults, burglaries, rapes, etc. would have to be committed before it's worth paying attention to? the answer, obviously, is that once is too much.

it is important to try to stop your child's drug involvement now, before it develops into something more serious.

Where can I go for the evaluation and the counseling?

you may go to any licensed substance abuse counselor (lsac), or any licensed clinical social worker (lcsw). in the following pages is a list of places and people you can go to in davis, weber and morgan counties. you may go to other counties also.

What if my insurance doesn't cover court-ordered treatment?

unfortunately this happens. but it does not relieve you of your obligation. you still have to get it done.

again, look for counselors that may be willing to work with you on payments.

List of Evaluators

We do NOT recommend any particular person or business. All of the persons on this list are licensed by the State of Utah to conduct the evaluations and counseling you require. You may find more listed in the Yellow Pages or your health insurance company may have someone you should see.

You may choose anyone you wish whether they are on this list or not. It is important that whoever you choose to see for the evaluation and/or counseling is either a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LSAC) or a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).

This list of evaluators and counselors are the ones who responded to a request that was sent out to all 322 LSACs and LCSWs living in Davis, Weber and Morgan counties as of March, 2000. The list was obtained through the Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL).

Evaluator Information Evaluation Education Outpatient Day Treat Residential
Benchmark Regional Hospital
592 W. 1350 S.
Woods Cross 84087 299-5300
X   X   X
Black, Dave LSAC
Layton, Bountiful
773-7060
X X X    
Callie Jo Beeson LSAC
Centerville
298-9085
X X X    
Carolle Allison Bell LCSW
Introspect
Layton
393-3345
X X X    
Carolyn Edwards LSAC
Bountiful
299-1323
X X X    
Clinicl Consultants
550 25th Street. Suite 106
Ogden UT
621-8670
X   X    
Copper Hills Youth Center
5899 W. Rivendell Dr.
West Jordan
800-776-7116
        X
David B. Hoffmann LCSW
Ogden
791-4800
X   X    
Davis Behavioral Health
Layton & Bountiful
773-7060
X X X X  
Dayspring Chemical Dependency Unit
McKay-Dee Hospital
5030 Harriosn Blvd
Ogden UT 84403
567-5600
X X X    
Evaluator Information Evaluation Education Outpatient Day Treat Residential
Dennis Scott LCSW
Layton
593-6000
  X X    
Eugene W. Atkinson LCSW
Ogden
334-7798
X   X    
IHC Dayspring at McKay-Dee
5030 Harrison Blvd
Ogden UT
398-5600
X X X    
Introspect Inc
2550 Washington Blvd
Ogden UT
393-3345
X X X    
Irene Parkhurst LCSW
Kaysville
557-4745
X X X    
Island View
2651 W 2700 S.
Syracuse UT 84015
773-0200
X       X
Jack Vance Wiseman LSAC
Bountiful
773-0200 X140
X X X    
James R. Purin LCSW
Ogden
334-6234
X X X    
Janeen Hansen LCSW
Farmington
792-0664
X X X    
Joseph Wegener LSAC
Layton
773-7060
X X X    
Evaluator Information Evaluation Education Outpatient Day Treat Residential
Judy A. Nixon LCSW
Centerville
295-9663
  X X    
Kathleen Keeler LCSW
Resolutions, INC
Bountiful
298-5222
X X X    
LifeLine
1130 West Center Street
North Salt Lake UT
298-4000
X     X X
Lorna R. Rands LCSW
Bountiful
295-0234
X   X    
Mark L. Mansell LSAC
Farmington
451-4741
X X X    
Melissa B. Valdez LSAC
Ogden
941-5996
X X X    
Michel John Atkins LSAC
Bountiful
292-9909
X X X    
Nicholas William Miller LSAC
Bountiful
298-4152
X X X    
Nicole A. Ashkenazy LCSW
Ogden
205-6887
476-9230
X X X    
Pam J. Gramse LSAC
Ogden
392-8900
X X X    
Evaluator Information Evaluation Education Outpatient Day Treat Residential
Richard Ivan Hooper LCSW
Ogden
626-6734
X X X    
Roger Mifflin LCSW
Clearfield
398-5603
    X    
Sandra Marx LCSW
Kaysville
627-0326
    X    
Thornley, Rod LSAC
Layton
773-7060
         
Utah Boys Ranch
3809 W. 6200 S.
Kerns UT 84118
969-3252
        X
UTAHS Inc of Davis County
242 N. 300 W.
Kaysville UT 84110
547-9684
X   X    
Weber Human Services
237 26th Street
Ogden UT 84401
625-3700
X X X    
William Alexander Frost LCSW
Clearfield
779-1394
X X X    


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