Impairment Evaluations

72-Hour Substance Abuse Evaluation

Impairment Evaluations

72-Hour Substance Abuse Evaluation

Impairment Evaluations

72-Hour Substance Abuse Evaluation
Most states have laws regarding the mandatory board reporting of medical practitioners who have substance abuse problems. As an exception to this mandatory reporting, several states, including Ohio, offer a one-time exception given proper treatment, monitoring, and continued sobriety. When a practitioner, such as a dentist, medical doctor, nurse, veterinarian or another licensed medical professional, is found to have a substance use issue, they are required to enter into a treatment contract facilitated by various agencies.

A frequent part of this treatment contract is a 72-hour substance abuse evaluation. The duration of this evaluation can vary by state. For example, Kentucky requires a 96-hour evaluation. However, the procedure of this evaluation is the same regardless of the duration. The Ridge is an SMBO approved One-Bite Program treatment provider recognized by boards in Ohio such as The Ohio State Dental Board, The Ohio Pharmacy Board, The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board, and other Ohio medical licensing organizations.


Most states have laws regarding the mandatory board reporting of medical practitioners who have substance abuse problems. As an exception to this mandatory reporting, several states, including Ohio, offer a one-time exception given proper treatment, monitoring, and continued sobriety. When a practitioner, such as a dentist, medical doctor, nurse, veterinarian or another licensed medical professional, is found to have a substance use issue, they are required to enter into a treatment contract facilitated by various agencies.

A frequent part of this treatment contract is a 72-hour substance abuse evaluation. The duration of this evaluation can vary by state. For example, Kentucky requires a 96-hour evaluation. However, the procedure of this evaluation is the same regardless of the duration. The Ridge is an SMBO approved One-Bite Program treatment provider recognized by boards in Ohio such as The Ohio State Dental Board, The Ohio Pharmacy Board, The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board, and other Ohio medical licensing organizations.


Most states have laws regarding the mandatory board reporting of medical practitioners who have substance abuse problems. As an exception to this mandatory reporting, several states, including Ohio, offer a one-time exception given proper treatment, monitoring, and continued sobriety. When a practitioner, such as a dentist, medical doctor, nurse, veterinarian or another licensed medical professional, is found to have a substance use issue, they are required to enter into a treatment contract facilitated by various agencies.

A frequent part of this treatment contract is a 72-hour substance abuse evaluation. The duration of this evaluation can vary by state. For example, Kentucky requires a 96-hour evaluation. However, the procedure of this evaluation is the same regardless of the duration. The Ridge is an SMBO approved One-Bite Program treatment provider recognized by boards in Ohio such as The Ohio State Dental Board, The Ohio Pharmacy Board, The Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board, and other Ohio medical licensing organizations.

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The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Rave Reviews

The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Rave Reviews

The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” to the right, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” below, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” below, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.