How do I schedule a drug and alcohol assessment?

To schedule an appointment for drug and alcohol evaluations or assessments call 402-488-6511 or fill out our contact form online and we can contact you. Read more here to learn about drug and alcohol assessments.

Who can receive drug and alcohol assessments?

Anyone, ages 13 and up, with concerns regarding drug or alcohol use, can receive a drug and alcohol assessments. Assessments are available Monday through Friday (by appointment only) specifically for:

  • Adolescents (ages 13-18)

  • Pregnant, Parenting, or IV drug using Adults (receive priority in scheduling)

  • And, Individuals in jail

Click here for more information about drug and alcohol assessments.

What does outpatient counseling/treatment look like at Stepping Stones?

Stepping Stones in Lincoln offers outpatient counseling and treatment in a safe and welcoming environment. It begins with an assessment and then professionals provide a person-centered treatment plan. Click here to get a feeling for Stepping Stones and our services.

Who is involved in outpatient counseling and treatment?

For adolescents and most adults, outpatient counseling and treatment is family centered. We understand that substance use can impact an individual, as well as members of their family. Person-centered treatment plan specific to your needs that incorporates healthy coping and problem-solving skills. Click here for more information about our services.

Why should I choose a Stepping Stones drug and alcohol counselor?

Shannon Miller LADC has 11 years of experience as a substance abuse counselor, and a diverse background, including: homelessness, criminal justice and DHHS systems, trauma and those who struggle with co-occurring mental health issues. Click here for more information about Shannon and the rest of our Stepping Stones team. Click here for more information about choosing a drug and alcohol counselors.

What if I do not have time for counseling?

Counseling is offered by appointment and we make every effort to accommodate your scheduling needs. Please contact us by phone at 402-488-6511 or fill out our contact form online.

What type of inpatient treatment options are available?

Stepping Stones does not offer inpatient treatment options, but after receiving a drug an alcohol assessment, if a patient needs inpatient services we can refer them with options that are best for them.

Do you offer youth substance abuse services?

Yes! And, we understand the importance of early intervention, especially for youth, and can perform an alcohol and drug evaluation for your adolescent (ages 13-18) and create a treatment plan that works for your family. Click here to read more about youth substance abuse.

What treatment options do you have for people who have work-related drug and alcohol needs?

Safety-sensitive Education and Counseling is a group program for individuals who hold a commercial driver's license (CDL), have received a DOT violation due to a positive drug test, and have been evaluated and referred for additional services by a SAP. Safety-sensitive function is defined as being from the time a driver begins to work or is required to be in readiness to work until the time he/she is relieved from work and all responsibility for performing that work. Stepping Stones has licensed SAPs available to perform the evaluations and will work get you scheduled as quickly as possible. For more information regarding cost, dates and times of sessions, and how to register, call 402-327-6822. Click here to read more about Safety-sensitive Education and Counseling.

What personal services can you offer, outside of drug and alcohol counseling?

Stepping Stones can assist individuals and families between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday with emergency food, clothing, personal hygiene products, diapers and wipes for children, bus passes, and advocacy/referrals for additional community services and resources. We also offer food support by providing individuals with monthly food packages thanks to a partnership with the Food Bank of Lincoln and Stepping Stones. Call 402-327-6822 ahead of time to inquire for availability.

How do I pay for services?

Stepping Stones accepts a variety of Insurance plans and offers a sliding fee scale. Insurance plans accepted are subject to change and we seek to add more as we are able. If your plan is not listed, please call first to confirm: Midlands Choice, Medica, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Medicaid, Optum - UnitedHealthcare, Nebraska Total Care, Wellcare of Nebraska. We are proud to be featured on the State of Nebraska Judicial Branch’s Registered Service Providers list.

What options do you have for financial services?

We offer a sliding fee scale for alcohol and drug evaluations, and substance abuse outpatient counseling services. You will need to complete a form to determine your ability to pay. For more information, call 402-327-6822.

Are you a reliable provider for alcohol and drug abuse counseling services?

We understand that our patients have a variety of options when seeking help for drug and alcohol abuse, which is why we are proud that we can offer you quality, commitment to improvement, and person-focused services with CARF Accreditation. Accreditation begins with an external examination of business practices, on-site surveys, and demonstration of rigorous standards. CARF Accreditation includes a written report of strengths and areas for improvement. Stepping Stones then completes an annual report documenting improvements made so we can be our best for you. Click here for more information about CARF Accreditation.


How can I contact Stepping Stones with questions?

If you or a loved one have any questions or need drug or alcohol services, please contact us by phone at 402-488-6511 or fill out our contact form online and we can contact you.