Information for Employers


  • Safety sensitive employee substance abuse assessments/evaluations
  • Assessments for medical professionals
  • DOT Employees / qualified SAP providers
  • Aviation assessments by HIMS trained providers
  • Safe-return-to-work recommendations included in all assessments

New Directions Substance and Behavioral Services provides professional assessments and counseling to individuals after a drug or alcohol related work violation. Our evaluators can meet the specific needs of a wide range of employers, including medical professionals, DOT regulated employees, aviation professionals and corporate executives. Regardless of the occupation our assessments evaluate individuals in terms of their readiness to resume their normal duties and make specific return-to-work recommendations including timeframes for a return to work and recommended follow-up drug/alcohol testing for the employee.

Provider Standards

Our substance abuse providers hold a substance abuse or chemical dependency credential and are either independently licensed or under the supervision of an independently licensed professonal. All of our clinicians use the American Psychological Association's DSM-5 diagnostic manual. We welcome questions by all employers regarding our services. You may contact us at 614.888.7274 or email us at

Company History

New Directions Substance and Behavioral Services is a division of Directions Counseling Group Inc., a group of 16 professional clinicians providing couples, family and individual counseling to the public since 1995. Learn more about Directions Counseling Group at