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    What is a DWI Alcohol Class ?

    Posted on August 13, 2012 by

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    ADETS: Alcohol/Drug Education Traffic School

    If you are assigned to an ADETS class as a result of your DWI assessment, you must complete 16 hours of alcohol, drug, & DWI education. This can only be provided by programs that are licensed to provide ADETS. The ADETS curriculum is Prime for Life which is approved by the State of NC.  The cost of ADETS is $160 for DWI clients, which is set by law in the state of NC. Non-DWI clients are allowed to attend ADETS/Prime For Life to meet court or other requirements, $185.

    Level Two: Short-Term Treatment Program

    As the result of your substance abuse assessment, you might be required to complete a Short-term Substance Abuse Treatment Program. You would be placed in this program in accordance with guidelines issued by the N.C. Department of Human Services, which regulates DWI assessments and treatment. All programs, whether private or public, must provide a minimum of 20 contact hours of treatment over a minimum of 30 days .

    The First Step short-term program consists of a Program Orientation and seven 3-hour group counseling sessions spread out over no less than 30 days. These groups meet on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 PM. There is also a Saturday session at our Raleigh facility that meets from 9:00 AM until 12:00PM. We will assist you in arranging a schedule that works best for you. You must complete the required number of hours in no less than 30 days.

    Level Three: Intermediate Level -Longer Term Treatment Program

    As the result of your substance abuse assessment, you could be referred to  an Intermediate-term Substance Abuse Treatment Program. You would be placed in this program in accordance with guidelines issued by the N.C. Department of Human Resources, which regulates DWI assessments and treatment. Level III consists of a Program Orientation and 14  3 -hour sessions and an individual closing session, spread out over at least 60 days. Groups meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 PM in Raleigh. A Saturday session meets from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

    The Garner, Cary and Durham groups meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 PM at their facilities.

    We will assist you in arranging a schedule that works best for you. NC DWI law states you must complete the required number of hours in no less than 60 days.

    If money is tight at this time, you can work out a payment plan and get your treatment hours out of the way.  Payment can be made by check, cash, credit card or money order.  All fees must be paid before your completion notice is sent to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    Level 4:  Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

    90-hour Program, completed in no less than 90 days. Groups meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at out Six Forks Road facility in Raleigh. There is also a Saturday morning program that may be substituted for an evening group or may be used as a make-up session. This schedule is subject to change according to need.

    The Garner, Cary and Durham program Intensive groups meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6 – 9 PM at their respective locations. Health insurance covers this service. Health insurance might also reimburse for the cost of your DWI assessment, if you are enrolled in the 20/30, 40/60 or Intensive Outpatient Program.

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