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Author Topic: Alcohol/drug assessment  (Read 829 times)

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Offline Oceanbeach

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Alcohol/drug assessment
« on: October 27, 2008, 03:47:28 PM »
I spent a lovely 2 hours in DAAC this morning for Drug and Alcohol assessment.  The bench warrant from the Hawaii courts will not go away after 17 years, even though I found out about it this year and believed it was resolved in 1991.

The Drivers Ed in Honolulu does not have the ability to close out the case unless, I attend an assessment interview (which was done locally).  When the report is finished and faxed to Drivers ED in Honolulu, all that is left to do is get the Public Defender to go to court on my behalf, I don't need to be there and the Public Defender said he could get the bench warrant dropped by Christmas.

DAAC waived their fee which is normally $150 to $375, partly because of my AIDS Disability and mostly because of my time in the Funding Allocation Working Group and the Sonoma County Commission on AIDS.  I had advocated a working budget for DAAC because they serve many dual diagnosis clients but since we lost or Title I budget, there was no funding for this organization.

All I have left to do now is fax some documents to the Public Defender and not get busted for driving on a suspended license for a couple more months.  ;D  Have the best day
Michael

Offline Longislander

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Re: Alcohol/drug assessment
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 06:09:15 PM »
What a headache this crap has been Michael~

I hope you passed the assessment..... ;)

Paul
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
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Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Alcohol/drug assessment
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 12:47:41 PM »
What a headache this crap has been Michael~

I hope you passed the assessment..... ;)

Paul

I'm sure I did Paul, my last DUI was in 1991 (there was another 20 years ago) and I have been to many parties where alcohol was served since then.  During the Funding Allocation Working Group, we were aware of the need for Title I funds for dual diagnosis folks (Alcohol/drug & HIV), Sonoma County lost our Title I status and all funding for DAAC was lost in the process.  The powers that be at DAAC were aware of my web site and the 160,000 letters to Congress on HIV funding which resulted from that site, the report will show, I have had much access to both alcohol and drugs, like to party but have no real problems.  If I may use a pastry metaphor... "piece of cake"  ;D  Have the best day
Michael

Offline Oceanbeach

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Re: Alcohol/drug assessment
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 12:27:47 AM »
The Drug Abuse Alternative Center completed my Alcohol Assessment and Recommendations today.  It has been clarified and recorded in the document that I do not have a drug or alcohol problem and there are no recommendations for treatment.

I pick up the report tomorrow, fax it to the State of Hawaii drivers license office and the Public Defenders Office and those 17 year old charges will be dropped, while my California Drivers License can be restored.  The assessment took a couple of months because the staff needed to work with their clients who have an actual problem.  They worked on my report in their free time and I am ever so grateful for their help.   ;D  Have the best day
Michael

 


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