Chemical Dependency Evaluation Strategy
January 23, 2011 2:24 PM Subscribe
What strategy should I adopt for a chemical dependency evaluation, in order to reduce the chance of being labelled "alcoholic?"
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I was arrested for a DUI a few months ago. I have a plea hearing next week. My defense attorney advised me to go in for a "chemical dependency evaluation" with a counselor prior to this hearing. My evaluation is scheduled for Thursday.
The results of this evaluation could affect my sentencing.
I studied alcohol and drug addiction in two semesters of college, so I'm somewhat familiar with the field. I do not believe in the disease model of alcoholism, nor in the 12-step process. I am concerned that this belief will be interpreted by the counselor as "denial."
Are there particular things I should say, or avoid saying? I want to not be diagnosed as alcoholic.