I got caught with weed over last summer. After going to court and getting a first time offenders deal I got probation. The probation deal in Virginia means that you're enrolled in a program called ASAP (Alcohol Safety Action Program), ironic because I don't even drink. While filling out all the initial paperwork and questionnaires I indicated the last time I smoked was a few days before my court date, almost six months after getting the ticket for possession. The probation officer said that since I indicated on the paperwork that I had smoked since my "arrest" (was never actually arrested, just got a ticket) that it was mandatory that I be evaluated for having a substance abuse problem. I have to go to some social worker and pay $70 for the initial evaluation and then if they deem that I have a substance abuse problem I'll have to pay for more classes for substance abuse on top of the ASAP classes that I've already dropped $400 for. How can I go to this appointment and convince these people that I don't have a substance abuse problem? I have a feeling that just because there's money to be made here I'm pretty much fucked and regardless of what I say I will be deemed to have an abuse problem and have to take these additional classes. While I don't want to sound like I'm in denial I don't think I have an abuse problem, although I don't think it's impossible to have a problem with smoking weed. I enjoy smoking weed but I'm very responsible with it. During the school semesters I don't smoke until after my homework and studying is done, I never smoke before work and I don't fool around with other drugs. Has anyone else here every dealt with this kind of stuff? What should I do to avoid even more BS? TL;DR Being evaluated for substance abuse problem because I smoked weed, what to do, what to do P.S. be careful where you smoke, getting caught with a gram has already cost me over $700 and I'm only a month into my probation.