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    DOT SAP Evaluations by Henry Tarkington, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS:

    Henry is credentialed to conduct DOT Substance Abuse Professional Evaluations 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. IF YOUR ASSESSMENT INVOLVED A DOT OR SIMILAR SITUATION, PLEASE BE CLEAR WHEN CALLING TO SCHEDULE THE APPOINTMENT.

    Henry Tarkington, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS conducts DOT/SAP evaluations at First Step. 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. Ask for a DOT assessment by Henry.


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