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    DOT SAP Evaluations:

    DOT Substance Abuse Professional Evaluations are required by the Federal and State DOT whenever any employee regulated by the DOT tests positive for any type of banned substance or positive alcohol test on the job or driving. Evaluations typically take approximately 2 hours. Recommendations and initial reports are typically completed the day of the assessment.

    Henry Tarkington, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS conducts DOT/SAP evaluations. Henry began working in the substance abuse counseling field in 1988, after volunteering in at Polk Youth Center and Wake Correctional system in 1987. Henry began conducting DOT evaluations in 2003.

    For more information call First Step Services, LLC in Raleigh at (919) 833-8899.


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