Fully Licensed and Qualified DOT SAP Evaluation, Grand Rapids MI

The Truism Center is proud to offer one of West Michigan’s only Qualified Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional programs.

Conquer substance abuse

With over 30 years of experience in substance abuse treatment, Sheila Day (MA, LMSW, CADC, SAP) can not only guide you through the overwhelming return-to-duty process and get you back to work, but recommend a course of treatment that will ensure you identify address any deeper painful issues and conquer substance abuse.

We understand your livelihood is on the line and we are committed to providing you with the resources you need to get back on track.

Sheila Day (MA, LMSW, CADC, SAP)

Our DOT SAP Program

The United States Department of Transportation regulates safety sensitive functions in six agencies countrywide:

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG)

If you are employed by a company regulated by one of these agencies and you are found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while in a safety-sensitive position you must follow very strict guidelines to return to duty, as outlined in DOT 49 CFR Part 40. Our qualified SAP counselor will walk you through assessment, referral, treatment, education and the return to duty testing process.

Follow up & aftercare

We will personally communicate with your Designated Employer Representative (DER) and corporate safety officers to ensure a successful return to work process for both employers and employees.

As deemed necessary, Sheila will recommend treatment, education, follow-up drug and alcohol testing and an aftercare plan to ensure a favorable long-term outcome.

Although a Substance Abuse Provider (SAP) wants the best result for their client, it should be understood that it is not their position to represent or advocate for the employee or employer. The job of an SAP is to safeguard the public safety, ensuring that an employee is truly fit to return to safety sensitive duties like driving or operating heavy machinery.