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Dr. Bruhin always is quick to help and provides an amazing amount of expertise as it relates to his field.
– Mary ESQ

What is a chemical dependency evaluation? A chemical dependency assessment is a diagnostic evaluation, performed by a state certified provider, to determine whether a person suffers from an alcohol or drug dependency. These evaluations can be court ordered or voluntary. They often make the difference in impending court cases. chemical dependency evaluations also are very helpful in school probations cases, State board  licensing cases, disability cases,  and can also provide parents a better understanding of the risk their child is at or if addiction is present.

Dr. Bruhin begins his evaluations with diagnostic tests such as the SASSI, Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) and the Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST). He will then gather information from the person about his or her past and current use of alcohol and drugs, prior alcohol/drug treatment or education, relapse history, and legal history. In addition to the interview, Dr. Bruhin will review a report of the breath or blood test result (if any), an abstract of the person’s driving record and criminal history, any the police reports, school reports, or other collateral information available. The person will also be asked to provide a urine sample for analysis.

Matthew Bruhin & Associates offers the very best, comprehensive, expedient chemical dependency evaluations in the business. We bring our cutting edge knowledge and training, as well as years of addiction treatment experience into the evaluation process.  We are highly confidential and sensitive to the situations that often require chemical dependency evaluations. We always operate in the most ethical manner possible and strive to do the very best in all we do. Contact us at 619-683-3774 if you need assistance in scheduling an evaluation.

Matthew Bruhin & Associates offers addiction treatment services, counseling, and therapy to people living in greater San Diego County including:
La Jolla, North Park, Hillcrest, University Heights, Downtown San Diego, Point Loma, Mission Hills, South Park, Bankers Hill, UTC, La Mesa, El Cajon, Chula Vista, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Mission Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas.