The Best Evaluation

February 26, 2012 in Success Stories by admin  |  3 Comments

March, 2013

I have a three-year old daughter and I am a student and working a full time job.  I made a mistake, which I thought wouldn’t be too hard to rectify, but I was wrong.  I got a citation for a DWAI, for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.04, which is less than a DUI’s 0.08, which is why I didn’t think that I would have too much trouble getting this behind me.  Because I had my daughter with me in the car, I was also sited for child-endangerment.  I have always put my daughter first and I didn’t feel that I couldn’t drive well, or I would have never driven.

When I was told that I had to have a alcohol and drug assessment or evaluation, I went to one of the programs that was on the list that the courts gave me.  That should have been the right action, but it turned out to be a intake counselor and not an evaluator.

I called Mac at 888-781-7060 and explained my problem. He told me that he was semi-retired and that his credential were higher than others doing evaluations.  He took time on the weekend to do my evaluation and it proved that I didn’t have an alcohol or drug addiction or abuse problem.  He discounted my fee because he understood how hard it is to make ends meet as a young mother and student.

The evaluation was what I needed.  It was thorough and comprehensive and I am now going on with my life without worrying about more complications.

SN

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3 Responses to The Best Evaluation

  1. Through the eyes and words of an eleven-year-old sister comes the story of the unique challenges of living with a sibling’s “hidden” disability. The introduction of a service dog into their home makes life easier for everyone, especially for Morasha’s brother Iyal who has FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder).

  2. Those who chose not to drink or who had not yet begun experimenting with alcohol often commented on the behaviour of “other kids at parties and at their school” and expressed negative attitudes towards drunkenness among peers at age 14 to 16. One parent relayed her daughter’s description of drunken 14 year-olds as “disgusting and stupid”. A clear differentiation was made between close friendship groups and the wider group of ‘kids at school’. One parent discussed the dramatic positive change in the behavior of her two sons when they moved areas and therefore moved away from the peer groups that she perceived to be a bad influence on them.

    • Mac says:

      thank you for your comments. It is interesting data related to a subject that everyone with children has to confront in their development. My experience has shown me that those adolescents that have pride and respect for other activities that they are doing in life are less likely to want to identify with the drugging crowd and protect their self-image by finding the other side “stupid and disgusting”. Those attitudes are definitely resiliency factors that will sustain their success.

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