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Living Legacy Counseling Services, Inc.

Department of Transportation

SAP  Evaluations and Services

An employee who has a violation has two options:
1) He/she can find another job, outside of the transportation industry.
2) He/she can be considered for returning to safety-sensitive functions in the transportation industry, but only after successfully completing DOT’s Return-To-Duty Process, and then providing a negative result on a return-to-duty drug and/or alcohol testing.

SAE Evaluations and Services

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

NRC Substance Abuse Expert

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) rules provide for the protection of public health and safety and the common defense and security. The NRC views this goal as particularly important because it directly affects the quality of “trustworthiness and reliability of personnel” before they are granted unescorted access to protected areas of nuclear power plants.


  • Reduced cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine

  • Minimized withdrawal symptoms

  • Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation

  • Relief from stress and emotional trauma

  • An easier connection with counseling

  • A discovery of inner quiet and strength


ACUDETOX -Auricular Acupuncture

(NADA Protocol)

The NADA Protocol is used to help with:

Addictions Mental Health Disaster & Emotional Trauma

The NADA Protocol is a non-verbal approach to healing and a Recovery Protocol

NADA involves the gentle placement of up to five small, sterilized disposable needles into specific sites on each ear.

The recipients sit quietly in a group setting for 30-45 minutes allowing the treatment to take effect.

NADA ear acupuncture is an adjunct therapy which is clinically effective, cost-efficient, drug-free and compatible cross-culturally.

It can easily be established within behavioral health, addictions or disaster relief settings or in any location that a group of people can sit together.

The combined application of acupuncture with counseling, education, medical support and self-help groups such as AA and NA enhances opportunities for success.

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SAP Evaluation

A transportation worker who has violated DOT regulations (DOT Regulations, 49 CFR Part 40) must follow a specific procedure before being considered for return to safety-sensitive function.

The process, conducted by a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), includes:

The SAP conducts an initial face-to-face clinical evaluation, including standardized testing.  DOT's rule requires recommendation for treatment and/or education in every case.  The SAP must send an initial evaluation report to the Designated Employer Representative (DER).

The SAP assists the employee in contacting the treatment provider, and arranging for services;

The SAP maintains regular contact with the treatment provider, to monitor the employee’s treatment progress, and to confirm suitability of the treatment plan;

The SAP will conduct a face-to-face follow-up clinical evaluation to determine if the employee has complied with the SAP’s recommendations, and to measure success of treatment.  If the employee has complied with the SAP's recommendation, the SAP sends a follow-up report is to the DER, including SAP’s recommendations for a program of aftercare and follow-up testing. 

Per DOT Regulations, Follow-up and Return to Duty testings are observed.


Healthy Recovery

NON-DOT State Mandated  Evaluation Services

SAP services are not limited to companies regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Employers with workers in safety-sensitive positions have responsibilities to ensure the safety of their employees and the public.

A drug-free workplace providing a 2nd chance for their employees has been proven to decrease workplace accidents and workers’ compensation claims, helps guard against costly liability exposures, protects productivity, reduces employee turnover, improves employee morale, reduces workplace tardiness and absenteeism.

Inpatient Drug Abuse Treatment

Confidential and Comprehensive

What is the SAP Process

The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of all safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation, trucking, railroads, mass transit, pipelines, and other transportation industries. Because the testing must be performed in a uniform manner, the DOT publishes rules on who must conduct drug and alcohol tests, how to conduct those tests, and what procedures to use when testing.

These regulations cover ALL transportation employers, safety-sensitive transportation employees, and service agents, which according to its website, amounts to roughly 10 million people. The official rules are contained in 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40,which can be found at The Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance (ODAPC) publishes, implements, and provides authoritative interpretations of these rules. Its contact information can also be found at the referenced website link.

Many smaller businesses are not aware that they are subject to the same rules and regulations in regards to safety testing their drivers as large corporations. Any company, organization or group that hires a driver or professional who requires commercial licensing must follow the above guidelines.

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We Have Multiple Office Locations
Memphis, TN area
(covers MS, AR, and MO)
Nashville, TN area

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A Shining Light

No one decides to become an addict. There are normally very complex and deeply personal reasons for falling prey to such a debilitating disorder. At SAP -DOT Evaluations and Services we see addiction as a symptom of a larger illness, almost as an attempt to self medicate and keep that illness at bay. Here, our philosophy is different. We believe that treating an addiction is only part of the healing process. We look to rehabilitate the whole, or at least identify where the greater problem lies.

At our treatment center, we use our own unique program and practice in a safe and warm environment of mutual understanding. We aim to give you control of your life back, help you reconcile with your past and empower you to embrace the future.

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