Since 2005, Missouri law has had a special method of expungement for a person who pleaded guilty to or was convicted of being a minor in possession of alcohol one time in Missouri. If more than a year has passed since the charge was disposed of or the person turns twenty-one, whichever is earlier, and the person has had no other MIP expungements and has had no other alcohol-related law enforcement contacts (like drunk driving or violating the terms of a liquor license), then all records of the case can be completely deleted upon proper application to the Circuit Court of the county in which the person was charged
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Self Test for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Please answer yes or no to the following questions:
1. Do you lose time from work due to your drinking or drug use?
2. Is drinking or drug use making your home life unhappy?
3 .Do you drink or use drugs because you are shy with other people?
4. Is drinking or using drugs affecting your reputation?
5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking or drug use?
6. Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of your drinking or drug use?
7. Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking or using drugs?
8. Does your drinking or using drugs make you careless of your family’s welfare?
9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking or using drugs?
10. Do you crave a drink or drugs at a definite time daily?
11. Do you want a drink or drugs the next morning?
12. Does drinking or drug use cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking or using drugs?
14. Is drinking or using drugs jeopardizing your job or business?
15. Do you drink or use drugs to escape from worries or troubles?
16. Do you drink or use drugs alone?
17. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of your drinking or drug use?
18. Has your physician ever treated you for drinking or drug use?
19. Do you drink or use drugs to build up your self-confidence?
20. Have you ever been in a hospital or institution on account of drinking or drug use?
Please contact me for a more comprehensive confidential assessment. 314-956-3139
This test was written at Johns Hopkins University to assess for alcoholism and drug addiction.
Mandatory alcohol assessment and treatment laws require convicted DUI/DWI offenders to undergo an assessment of alcohol abuse problems and, if necessary, participate in a treatment program. Assessment and/or treatment can be ordered by the Department of Motor Vehicles and/or the Court.
Sometimes there are reduced fines, jail times, license suspensions and/or probation for those offenders who undergo assessment and/or treatment. These steps are often recommended instead of serving a sentence of incarceration or paying fines.
I am available seven days a week for assessments.
States with this law: New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri, Montana, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, California, Delaware, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming, Vermont, Utah, Washington, Virginia
Hello, my name is Holly Campbell. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have noticed in my years working in the mental health field how difficult and at times embarrassing it may be for an individual to obtain a court ordered alcohol or drug assessment. Often times an individual is afraid their only option is to contact someone on the list provided by the drug courts.
I am available for alcohol drug evaluations 7 days a week. Because I am not affiliated with any treatment provider, I am able to offer unbiased feedback and independent recommendations to fulfill court requirements.
I fully evaluate a person’s drug or alcohol use and how that use may be affecting them medically, psychiatrically, socially, financially, and within their family. Each assessment and evaluation is individualized as are the written summaries.
I have overseen development and validation efforts for electronic data capture systems, database repositories, and fax-based data collection tools. I employ my medical consulting experience for case management, risk management and medical defense cases.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are your credentials?
I am a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor in the state of Missouri.
Missouri Substance Abuse Counselors’ Certification Board, License No. 7380.
Do you accept insurance?
No. I offer affordable assessments starting at $150 as well as sliding scale fees.
Why do I need an alcohol drug assessment?
Many times the courts mandate an alcohol drug assessment from a certified professional when charged with an MIP or DUI/DWI. Together we will go over the events leading up to the charges, I will take a complete history of any alcohol or drug use/abuse, provide education, interventions and prepare my recommendations for the prosecuting attorney’s office.
Do I have to be court mandated to take an assessment?
No. While most of my clients are facing drug and alcohol charges, I welcome clients wanting to learn more about their addiction process. Together, we will decide the best route to take for your future.
Will I have to go to treatment?
Again, we will work together to find the best solution. Some clients may require intensive treatment, outpatient treatment, or simply education on addictions and helpful interventions to use should a situation arise. IMPORTANT: It is imperative to follow through with recommendations for treatment if deemed necessary.
If you receive a CD (conditional discharge) from the Court this will be one of terms of that discharge. If you fail to meet the Court’s conditions your case can be re-opened and your failure will be considered a violation of the Court’s Order.
If your alcohol drug evaluation indicates a “no treatment recommended” that will often be helpful to avoid the prosecutor (Assistant District Attorney) recommending a term of probation as a condition of your final sentence. This report of No Treatment by an evaluator can also assist your attorney in getting a ADWI (Aggravated DWI) charge where your BAC was .18 or higher reduced to a “regular” DWI.