Why Choose New Directions’ Drug and Alcohol Evaluations?


I really appreciate the level of professionalism and kindness that I was shown during this process. My counselor Trevor was extremely professional, non-judgmental, and made me feel at ease. I appreciate the time he spent with me and his assistance in helping me through this difficult time. - MM

Fees for a Drug & Alcohol Assessment

Our standard procedure, weekday services, is when the assessment is completed in 5 business days after the clinical interview is done and costs $375.

Rush Order & Weekend Services

If your situation requires a speedier completion of your Drug & Alcohol Assessment, we have that option. There may be extra fees included depending on your needs and time frame.

Once the clinical interview is completed, assessments can be delivered:

Drug & Alcohol Assessment

Standard delivery is 5 bussiness days

Same Business Day*

Assessment report delivered the day of the clinical interview.

Next Business Day**

Assessment report delivered the day following the clinical interview.

3 Business Days

Assessment report delivered 3 business days following the clinical interview.

Why New Directions Assessments Drug & Alcohol Assessments?

New Directions is experienced at providing objective, timely, and professionally accepted drug and alcohol assessments. We’ve been doing it for over 12 years for courts and employers across the country. We believe every situation is unique and that is why we listen to you first. Ultimately our goal is to provide a fair and balanced evaluation of your situation with recommendations if appropriate, that will be truly helpful to the you, and also to the court or employer who asked for the assessment to be completed.

High-Quality Evaluations

We provide high-quality online assessments provided by a trained evaluator. We treat every case we receive with professionalism and attention to detail.

Experienced Professionals

Our experienced team of professional substance abuse evaluators understands what judges and lawyers are looking for in court assessments.

Money-Back Guarantee

If you are not pleased with the quality of your drug and alcohol assessment, let us know. Our money-back guarantee ensures your evaluation will be accepted by the requesting authority.

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Our Process to Obtain a Drug and Alcohol Assessment Is Fast & Simple

1. Register directly online or call our office.

2. Complete an online questionnaire.

3. Complete a 40–50 minute online or phone interview with our evaluator.

4. Your report will be sent to your email in 5 days (rush options available upon request).

How to Get a Drug & Alcohol Evaluation

New Directions provides drug and alcohol assessments and evaluations online by phone or video for individuals in all 50 states.


What Warrants a Drug and Alcohol Evaluation

A general drug and alcohol evaluation or substance abuse assessment is often required when a prescription medication, illegal drug, and/or alcohol are part of the following circumstances:

  • A DUI/DWI arrest or charge where the driver was charged with impairment from alcohol use, drug use, or both

  • Other Court-related charges such as drug possession or paraphernalia charges, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, domestic violence, or trespassing while under the influence

  • A general request by a physician or where the physician has concerns about possible abuse of a prescription medication

  • If you or someone close to you has a concern about your use of drugs and/or alcohol and you would like an assessment

How to Get a Court-Ordered Drug and Alcohol Evaluation Near You

Our process involves a brief online questionnaire, followed by a 40–50 minute interview with a professional evaluator. After the interview, your evaluator will email a report to you in 5 business days. If you need your report sooner, ask us about rush order options. Court representatives, employers, or other third parties only see your report if you choose to provide it to them.

All of our evaluators have a state license or credential to diagnose and treat substance use disorders.

* If you have been asked to get an Intervention in Lieu of Conviction Assessment, please call our 800 number first. Our general drug & alcohol assessment will not satisfy the court, but we can provide an ILC evaluation on a case-by-case basis.

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What Others Are Saying About New Directions Assessments


Quick, professional, straight to the point. Once hundred times better than attempting in person programs if you have a court order assessment. I highly recommend NDSBS.


We were able to complete the questionnaire online and the interview via telephone. It took about an hour and the report came back a few days later as promised. I highly recommend going this route for your voluntary or mandated assessment.


I’m especially pleased with the professionalism, timeliness, and willingness to help with specific questions/concerns regarding my general alcohol/substance abuse evaluation completed by Trevor.


This service was just what I needed! I was in a rush, and it provided the perfect opportunity to get my assessment done within the timeframe I needed! Highly recommended, and Trevor was very helpful, a great interviewer.

Drug and Alcohol Assessments Accepted in All 50 States

New Directions Assessments have been accepted in all 50 states. Contact us today to find a professionally licensed or certified evaluator ready to start and complete your assessment in as little as 1-2 days.


What is a drug and alcohol evaluation?

A drug and alcohol evaluation involves a professional evaluator who asks questions to determine the subject’s history with and current relationship to drugs and alcohol. This evaluation is often court-ordered and determines a subject’s patterns of substance use, possible consequences of their use, and whether they need specialized treatment.

The evaluation is conducted by a licensed or certified professional who can diagnose substance use disorders. The evaluator’s findings help decide if a treatment plan is appropriate, and provide specific recommendations. The findings can also impact the charges brought against them and/or alter their sentencing.

What can I expect during drug and alcohol evaluations?

At a drug and alcohol evaluation, a client will fill out a brief questionnaire and then complete a 45- to 55-minute interview via phone or video call with one of our experienced evaluators.

Each evaluator has credentials or licensing to diagnose and treat substance use disorders. The questionnaire provides an evaluator with some basic information about the client so they can better understand their particular case. The interviewer asks the client specific questions about their substance use, occupation, personality, mental health, childhood experiences, and if members of their family struggle with substance abuse.

Based on their findings, the evaluator determines whether the client could benefit from any education or treatment and creates a specific treatment plan for those who need help.

*Same Business Day Assessment Report Delivery: AM Interview - delivery available the same business day, PM interview - delivery available by noon the next business day.
**Next Business Day Assessment Report Delivery: Delivery by 5pm the next business day.

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