Fast, Reliable Court-Ordered Alcohol Assessments and More | Research Boulevard, Austin, TX

  • Custom Sounds
    13026 Research Blvd
    Austin TX 78750
  • CALL NOW: (512) 865-4312
  • Working Hours:

    Mon - Sat 10:00 – 7:00

    Sun CLOSED

  • Complete your alcohol assessment at our convenient kiosk location. The tablets at our kiosk locations allow you to register, pay, and complete an assessment.

Explore Our Assessments

Mental Health Assessment

If an individual has received a legal charge of disorderly conduct, domestic violence, or been involved in an altercation that required law enforcement involvement, an adoption agency or court representative could request a mental health assessment.

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Workplace Incident Drug and Alcohol Assessment

Drug and alcohol assessments can be required by an employer if there has been a violation of a workplace policy regarding drugs or alcohol or if there has been a workplace accident and subsequent positive drug or alcohol test.

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Underage/Minor in Possession

Persons under the age of 21 who have been caught drinking or possessing alcohol or an illegal substance are commonly required by courts or their school to undergo professional assessment.

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DUI Assessment

DUI assessments are used to determine if an alcohol disorder contributed to a DUI charge and whether education or treatment is recommended to minimize risk in the future.

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Basic Alcohol Assessment

A basic alcohol assessment determines if a clinical alcohol disorder is present and can be used to evaluate if education or treatment can be utilized to minimize the risks of inherent conditions causing harm in the future.

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General Drug and Alcohol Assessment

A general assessment is typically required when a prescription medication, street drug, or alcohol is part of an arrest or court-related charge.

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License Reinstatement

If an individual has lost their driving privileges due to DUI or similar offenses, they may be ordered to complete a professional assessment to have their license is reinstated.

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Anger Management Evaluation

Courts and employers routinely ask for an individual to complete an anger management assessment if the individual has been involved in altercations at work, incidents of road rage, domestic disputes, or similar circumstances.

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Domestic Violence Assessment

If an individual has been involved in a domestic dispute or been charged with domestic violence or disorderly conduct, a court official may order them to complete a domestic violence evaluation.

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Have you been asked to complete a court-ordered alcohol assessment or other assessment? New Directions can help you get the process done quickly so you can move on with your life.

Since 2010, we’ve completed more than 5,500 assessments across the country, helping people comply with court and employer orders quickly and efficiently. More than 750 counties and 48 states accept assessments from New Directions.

We offer a convenient and secure online assessment. You can also visit our kiosk inside the Custom Sounds on Research Boulevard to get started, fill out one of the forms at the kiosk and we’ll contact you to begin the assessment process.

Why Choose New Directions for Your Alcohol or Other Court Assessment?


We’ve been in business for more than 12 years. Our assessments have been accepted by courts across the nation to administer quick and reliable assessments for substance abuse, anger management, mental health, and more.



Looking for a reliable and proven assessment provider? Our professional evaluators are well-prepared to perform your assessments online1 for a variety of circumstances.


Online and Efficient

Start your assessment now online. Or, if you would prefer, visit one of our convenient kiosk locations. Evaluations are typically returned within five business days after the assessment is completed with rush processing available.

How Do I Know This Assessment Will Be Accepted?

Brian talks about what courts, employers, and various authorities look for to consider an assessment legitimate and acceptable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my information be kept private?

Client confidentially is one of NDSBS' primary concerns. Please read our Consent for Service and Terms of Agreement for a detailed description of our privacy terms, including limits to confidentiality as governed by state and federal law. In addition:

• All records are stored on SSL-encrypted servers

• Account passwords are set to health industry standards to include appropriate length and sufficient variation in characters to minimize chances of access by any third party

• NDSBS does not record sessions conducted via webcam/video

• We are also members of the Better Business Bureau and hold an A+ rating

I need my assessment quickly. Can you meet my deadline?

Rush order services can be completed for an additional fee. If you need your assessment quickly, please contact us first to ensure that we can provide you with the complete service by the date you need.

Do you have references that I can check before I decide to register for an assessment?

Yes. Feel free to contact us by phone at 1-800-671-8589, and we can provide you with professional references.

Can I find out before paying for my assessment if it will be accepted?

You can refer to the "check my state" map on our home page to check your specific state. Our assessments are accepted in most state courts and the majority of state DMVs. If you have concerns about acceptance, you can call our office or speak directly to the requesting authority asking for the assessment. You also have the option to contact us before you begin services, and we can discuss our credentials, reporting standards, and any questions you have. 

Will you send the assessment report directly to me when it is completed?

Yes, your evaluator will email you a copy of your report once it's complete. You may then forward the report or decide to permit your evaluator to send it to the third-party authority requesting the assessment. In cases of an official court order, some exceptions can exist.

Will my fees be refunded if my assessment is not accepted?

Assessment Fees (excluding rush order fees) are refundable when requesting parties will not accept our assessment and you meet the conditions of our Terms of Service Refund Policy. You must request your refund within 45 days of completing your assessment. Before requesting a refund, please read our refund policy under Terms of Service carefully.

1 May not be accepted in all locations