Operating Under the Influence

Program Description/Services

First Offender: Driver Alcohol Education (DAE)is a 16-week program, which provides education about the dangers of driving under the influence. The goal is to prevent clients from repeating this behavior in the future. Multiple treatment methods include lectures, videos, class/speaker discussion and individual presentations. All clients must attend four AA meetings and a Victims’ Forum to learn about the consequences of driving while intoxicated.

Second Offender Aftercare (SOA) is clinically focused and provides treatment to court referred individuals who have had a second arrest for driving under the influence within the past 9 years. Through a combination of group and individual therapy, clients address their problems linked to alcohol and drug misuse. 2nd Offender clients are referred to AA when appropriate. The SAO program is concurrent to terms of probation.

DAE 1st Offender - Program Content
DAE 1st Offender clients are expected to attend 40 hours of programming, as follows:

  • One individual intake session (Expedite Enrollment Verification to obtain temporary license)
  • Thirty two hours of psycho-educational group sessions (one two hour session each week for 16 weeks)
  • One two hour session of victims impact awareness
  • Four hours of attendance at community based self-help meeting (i.e. AA/NA, etc.)
  • One individual discharge (exit session)
  • Breathalyzer or urine screen as needed for suspected substance use
  • It is the client’s responsibility to complete all required aspects of the DAE program within the designated time frame (16 weeks)

DAE 2nd Offender - Program Content
DAE 1st Offender clients are expected to attend 40 hours of programming, as follows:

  • Minimum of one individual intake session
  • Attend group or individual therapy sessions for one year
  • One two hour session of victims impact awareness
  • Mode of therapy to be determined based on clinical necessity and in accordance with the Individual Action Plan (IAP)
  • One individual discharge (exit session)
  • Randomized urine toxicology screens and when substance use is suspected
  • Breathalyzers done randomly for suspicion of alcohol use
  • It is the client’s responsibility to complete all required aspects of the DUI program

Eligibility

SMOC Behavioral Healthcare Operating Under the Influence Programs provides immediate referral to services for clients who have been found guilty by the court of driving while impaired. In certain cases the Registry of Motor Vehicles may require OUI treatment notwithstanding court involvement.

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Please inquire about our personalized payment plans. Most insurance are accepted for the SOA program only. Payments can only be made by a bank cashier check, money order, or debit/credit payment. NO CASH is accepted.

Referral Process

To Enroll in OUI program please call:508-480-0092 ext 201 or email: dui@smoc.org

Internships

2ND YEAR Master Level counceling students only Contact Director of Forensic Services at 508-879-2250 Ext. 129