Visit Our Kiosk in Custom Sounds at 5433 South Congress Ave, Austin, Texas

  • Custom Sounds
    5433 South Congress Avenue
    Austin TX 78745
  • CALL NOW: (512) 872-6568
  • Working Hours:

    Mon – Sat 10:00 – 7:00

    Sun 11:00 – 6:00

  • 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

DUI Assessment

A DUI assessment is required to determine if an alcohol use disorder contributed to a DUI charge and whether education or treatment is recommended to minimize risk in the future.

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General Drug and Alcohol Assessment

When a prescription medication, street drug, or alcohol is part of an arrest or court-related charge, a general assessment is often requested. A physician or family member might also ask an individual to take in an evaluation if there are concerns for their wellbeing.

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License Reinstatement

If an individual has lost their driving privileges due to DUI or other vehicle-related offense, they may have to complete a professional assessment before their license is reinstated.

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Basic Alcohol Assessment

Our basic alcohol assessment determines if a clinical alcohol use disorder exists and can evaluate if education or treatment can be utilized to minimize the risks of the condition causing harm in the future.

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Anger Management Evaluation

Courts and employers routinely ask for an anger management evaluation if there has been a case of domestic violence or disorderly conduct. Other justifications include altercations at work, incidents of road rage, domestic disputes, or similar circumstances.

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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

Employers can request a Drug and alcohol assessment if there has been a workplace accident and subsequent positive drug or alcohol test or if there has been a violation of workplace drugs or alcohol policy.

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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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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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Have you been ordered to complete a substance abuse assessment for a DWI or other reason? Let New Directions help you streamline the process and prepare to move on with your life.

For more than 12 years, New Directions has been helping individuals fulfill their court and employer-mandated assessments for alcohol, substance abuse, mental health, and anger management. Assessments from New Directions are accepted by employers and courts in 48 states and 750+ counties.

Visit our kiosk location inside Custom Sounds at 5433 South Congress Ave in Austin, Texas, to get your assessment started.

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


Get your assessment from the provider trusted by 48 states and more than 750 counties. New Directions evaluators are trained professionals, who are qualified to assist you in completing your evaluation online1.


We are a court—and employer—accepted service in 48 states, and we’ve helped thousands of clients complete their assessments in person and online since 2010. 

Efficient and Online

Whether you start your assessment online or visit one of our convenient kiosk locations, you can choose from one of our 15 different evaluations. 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

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

Yes. You can contact us by phone at 1-800-671-8589, and we will answer any questions you have about our assessment process and 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 make arrangements 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?

All assessment Fees (excluding rush order fees) are refundable if your requesting party does not accept our assessment and you meet the conditions of our Terms of Service Refund Policy. You have 45 days after completing your assessment to request a refund. Before requesting a refund, please read our refund policy under Terms of Service carefully.

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:

  • We are members of the Better Business Bureau and hold an A+ rating.
  • All records are stored on SSL-encrypted servers
  • NDSBS does not record sessions conducted via webcam/video
  • All paper records are properly stored in protected locations

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 get in touch with us first to ensure that we can provide you with the complete service by the date you need.

1 May not be accepted in all locations