The Safe Place

for family counseling

DWI counseling &
Toxicology testing

DWI counseling and toxicology testing services

OASAS and NYS courts approved counseling and toxicology center
Suzanne Wirth M.S.,LMHC, is accredited and in good standing with the State of New York, and OASAS Certified, as a mental health counselor who can administrate drug and alcohol evaluations and treatment. She is also available for court ordered DWI and substance abuse sessions.

New York State requires that all alcohol evaluations related to DWI, DUI, DWAI and other alcohol related driving offenses be performed by an OASAS certified counselor. Private practitioners, as well as certified providers, approved by OASAS to conduct clinical screening, assessment and treatment services for impaired driving offenders are required to adhere to the Standards for Clinical Services Provided to Individuals Arrested for an Impaired Driving Offense at all times.

Many individuals faced with a DWI may be in denial about the existence or magnitude of their alcohol or other substance use problem and, consequently, may not answer accurately to a written screening questionnaire or other questions related to their substance use in the course of an assessment. Therefore, professionals conducting screenings and/or assessments are required to support the administration of the standardized screening/assessment process with the Urine Drug Screen with Ethyl Glucuronide (EtG). The toxicology screen is intended to be part of a multi-method process and NOT the sole deciding factor in rendering a diagnosis or treatment recommendation.

The Safe Place has the capabilities for both the mandatory counseling and toxicology screening as required by the courts. If you are in need of these services, please call us to see how we can facilitate this best for you.