DUI Requirements

Any person convicted of a DUI  in Georgia, or a licensed Georgia driver who gets a DUI in another State must successfully complete a Department of Drivers Services (DDS) approved DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program, and undergo a Clinical Evaluation and, if recommended, complete a Substance Abuse Treatment Program.

Clinical Evaluation

The Clinical Evaluation is an assessment conducted by a licensed professional who is certified in the field of addiction. This new law also applies to many other alcohol and drug related offenses - and all multiple DUI offenders as well.

Appointments

I offer State approved Evaluations on Monday - Friday by appointment only. I am court approved by the state of Georgia. If you would like to schedule your evaluation, please call my office to set up an appointment.  The charge for a DUI Evaluation is $200.


Teen Addicts

Teenagers in the U.S. are experiencing the realities of adult life at ever earlier ages, and often with painful results.  From pain, comes the natural human response to seek relief.  All too often, adolescents reach out for a pill, powder, cigarette or liquid with the false hope that will find instant and lasting relief from life's pain.  

Unfortunately, drugs, including heroin, are easily accessible, and are killing our children in epidemic proportions.

Children are experimenting with drugs and alcohol at younger and younger ages, affecting and arresting brain development, increasing depression and anxiety, leading to legal and health problems, impulse control, accidents, overdoses and sometimes suicide.

 

Addiction - A Family Matter

Sometimes called the "three -generation" disease, passed from parent to children to grandchildren., like blue eyes or freckles. It is also a family disease, as there may be only one addict, but every member of the family suffers.

Whether the parent, young adult or school child, the brain disorder of addiction must be treated in a holistic way, addressing the biology, psychology and social and spiritual aspects of the disease.  Education about anxiety is also crucial.  Emotional trauma and co-existing mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are often overlooked roots of addiction.

As a therapist, I treat the whole family, in a comfortable setting and with a personalized solution  - that's right for your family. 


RESOURCES

I am court-approved as a Drug and Alcohol Evaluator for the State of Georgia.  I use 12 step and SMART recovery programs, community resources, and medical and psychiatric referrals as needed.  I can assist in long and short term outpatient rehab, in and outside Georgia. Treatment options for addiction include relapse prevention, goal setting, life skills, contingency management and therapy.