Drug Free Workplace and Substance  Abuse Professional Services

Drug-Free Workplace Program

Implementing a workplace drug and alcohol testing program is a significant undertaking. It involves planning, contracting, administrative, legal, and monitoring efforts, which even some large employers may find among the most complex and demanding elements of their safety programs.

Ascension EAP, Consortium Services can help you manage the complex requirements of complying with federal or state random drug and alcohol testing regulations. Ascension EAP – Consortium Services provides quality service in a manner that is consistent with federal regulations and those consistent with Non-DOT industry standards.

Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs)

Ascension EAP has licensed Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) on staff. Our DOT qualified SAPs have knowledge not only of the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and controlled substances related disorders, but also of DOT drug and alcohol testing and return-to-duty processes as required by §40.281.

When a driver has violated DOT drug and alcohol regulations a DOT qualified SAP must provide the initial evaluation and will make recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. Once the education and/or treatment is successfully completed, the SAP reassesses the driver’s condition and, if satisfied with the driver’s compliance, completes a SAP report and prescribes a series of follow-up tests covering a period of one to five years. Any motor carrier employing this driver during the prescribed period must complete the follow-up testing as specified by the SAP.