A transportation industry employee who has been removed from duty due to a positive alcohol or drug test, must go through the “return-to-duty” process before being considered for resumption of duty. A positive test is a violation that could result in removal from active duty, and so is a refusal to be tested.
If the employee wishes to continue safety-sensitive functions in the transportation industry, he or she has to complete the return-to-duty process. CNT’s Substance Abuse Professionals (SAP) are qualified by NAADAC to provide DOT evaluations and return-to-work certifications.
After a face-to-face clinical evaluation, the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) will send a recommendation for treatment and/or education for the employee. The SAP will then monitor the employee’s progress in treatment and/or education. When the SAP determines that the employee has made sufficient progress, the SAP will schedule a follow-up evaluation for the employee. The SAP will report to the employer that the employee has successfully complied with recommendations and completed treatment. Alcohol and drug tests will also be utilized to monitor progress.