DOES MY HEALTH INSURANCE COVER THE COST OF THE EVALUATION?

Most insurance carriers will not cover the cost of a Court-Ordered evaluation/assesment. Although a few policies do provide this coverage, logistically we are not able to provide insurance processing on a USA or world-wide basis.

 

 
 


WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE EVALUATION?


Collateral Information is gathered:
People suffering from alcoholism and other drug addictions are generally in denial of that fact. But the people who love them want them to get well and will tell the truth about their drinking or using history. That way, we are able to get help for people who might otherwise go undiagnosed.

You will be asked to complete a Release of Confidential Information giving MyDuiGuy.com your express consent to discuss your alcohol or other drug use history with your spouse or one of your immediate family members. You will need to ask this family member, or other authorized collateral witness, to call us using a Toll-Free number provided to you by your counselor. It is generally a very brief conversation. Remember: an evaluation cannot be completed without input from a collateral witness.

Referrals are then made:
If the evaluation determines that you do not have a problem with alcohol or other drugs, you will be referred to a state-approved educational seminar (sometimes called MIP classes, DUI seminars, or Risk-Reduction seminars). Contact your Court or Drivers License Division for a list of providers.

If the evaluation determines that you can benefit from treatment, you will be referred to an appropriate level of chemical dependency treatment at a center of your choice. In order to reinstate your driver's license and satisfy the Court Order, you will need to select a state-licensed chemical dependency facility. Please contact your Court or Driver's License Division for other requirements.


 
 


HOW DO I REINSTATE MY DRIVER'S LICENSE?

Contact the Driver's License Division of your licensing state and/or arresting state. That division will tell you exactly what you need to do, the length of your suspension, the reinstatement fees, etc. It would not be possible for us to keep up-to-date on the laws and rules of 50 states or other countries. In general, in all 50 states, you must do four things:

1.

Be evaluated by a licensed or certified addiction counselor.

2. Complete, or at least be enrolled in, whatever program you are referred to.
3. Pay the State(s) their reinstatement fee.
4. Have your insurance agent send the State(s) an SR-22 proving that you have vehicle liability insurance.
Check with your State for any additional requirements.


 
 


I LIVE OUTSIDE THE U.S. CAN I BE EVALUATED BY MyDuiGuy.com?

Yes, however, as MyDuiGuy.com introduces internet/telephone evaluations , this unique internet service will only be available using the English language. As MyDuiGuy.com expands its services and associates with licensed counselors around the globe, additional languages will be available. Check back on our site for future announcements.


 
 


ARE MY RECORDS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL I BE ABLE TO GET COPIES OF MY EVALUATION AT A LATER DATE?

All records at MyDuiGuy.com are considered to be medical records and are protected by Federal rules as well as state licensing rules. All records are strictly confidential and under Federal confidentiality rule 42 CFR Part2 cannot be released to anyone without your express consent. All records are retained electronically for seven years and are backed up on a regular basis. Should you a need copy of your records later, see Contact Us.

 

 
 

 

MYTH vs FACT ABOUT EVALUATIONS
Are All Those Awful Stories I Hear About Evaluations True?

 

 
 
Myth:
"Those counselors send everyone who has 1 or 2 beers to treatment."
Fact: The majority of people that we see for evaluations do not have the disease of alcoholism or other drug addictions. They drank 4 to 5 beers at an office 'going away' party and were stopped for swerving. They pay the consequences for their behavior, and soon it is all behind them. They also "learn their lesson" and we don't see them coming back.
 
 


Myth:
"Those counselors are 'in cahoots' with the police and courts to make money."
Fact: MyDuiGuy.com is not affiliated with any court, chain of treatment centers or hospitals, and plays no part in the role of law enforcement. The police enforce the law and the courts punish. MyDuiGuy.com tries to determine if you need help with addiction or education about alcoholism and other chemical dependencies.


 
 


Myth:
"Don't tell those counselors the truth about your drinking or they'll send you to treatment."
Fact: If the truth sends you to treatment, its because you need to be there. In an evaluation, you have the opportunity to honestly review your alcohol or other drug use with a professional who is licensed to diagnose chemical dependency. While most people are free of addiction, others are showing warning signs of potential problems, while others are seriously in need of help. Addiction is like any other disease: the earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat. MyDuiGuy.com evaluations are based on psychosocial questionnaires using the DSMIV (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual IV), the exact evaluation criteria used by your physician or psychiatrist. The DSMIV is published by the American Psychiatric Association and is an approved diagnostic method used by the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, World Health Association, Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addiction, among 55 other international medical and health organizations.


 
 


Myth:
"Don't mention using any illegal drugs or they'll have the police arrest you."
Fact: Federal Law (42 CFR Part 2) restricts any use of this information to criminally investigate or prosecute any alcohol or drug abuse patient. All evaluations are completed over secure internet lines and none of this information is released without your express consent. Under Federal law, it is our obligation to report the abuse of children or vulnerable adults. If such behavior is a part of your history, you may want to contact your attorney prior to disclosing such facts to MyDuiGuy.com

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