Many of our clients come to Heartland Intervention following an arrest for DUI, possession or similar charges. Some arrive on their own and some are urged by their attorney to get a substance use evaluation prior to or as part of their court proceedings.
Heartland Intervention, LLC founder Scott J. Watson specializes in clinical substance use assessment. He holds a Masters degree and is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a qualified DOT Substance Abuse Professional. Scott understands that arrests can be embarrassing, scary and expensive. He has worked with hundreds of clients who need an affordable, professional substance abuse assessment for court, probation or as part of a treatment facilitation. Scott is an experienced professional whose evaluations are valid in all 50 states.
Call Scott today at 317-752-8811 to schedule your assessment. You can learn more about our various clinical evaluations HERE.
For many of us Summer features picnics, reunions, concerts and parties which often feature alcohol and drug use. It’s common to pick up the paper and find that public officials, teachers, coaches and others well known in the community have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI, OVWI or similar). The experience is understandably challenging but can be made much better by getting an independent, professional assessment.
When facing charges for drunk driving or similar, many defendants will choose to be represented by an attorney. One of the Best Divorce Johnson County requests that their clients get an assessment to assist with the legal defense. Experience shows and attorneys tell us that an assessment can greatly reduce probation or jail time and can be useful in obtaining a hardship drivers license.
Professional Evaluations and Assessments
When seeking an assessment, it is important to look for these three things: proper professional credentials, independent affiliation and experience. It’s critical that your assessment be completed by someone with a Masters Degree and LCAC licensure. Anything less is not enough. It’s important to utilize an independent professional who has no ties to treatment facilities. This assures no dual relationships and that you will get an honest evaluation of your use and situation. Finally, you should use a professional who is experienced not just as a therapist but as an evaluator and report creator.
At Heartland Intervention, our founder Scott J. Watson is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor and DOT-qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with experience in conducting complex substance use evaluations. If you or a loved one are facing legal charges or needs an evaluation for any other reason, call us at 317-752-8811. We are committed to affordable and professional care in timely manner.