The frustration, humiliation, and inconvenience of not having a driver’s license cannot be overestimated. Recovery Services can helpyou attain your goal of getting back on the road, and not repeating another such consequence of drinking/drug use. The following basic information is offered to avoid confusion and misunderstanding regarding the role Recovery Services has as a DUI/DWI service provide
The duration of DUI/DWI treatment usually ranges from 6-24 sessions (unless otherwise specified in your Service Plan). Please understand that while the IDCMP has projected the range of sessions required for reinstatement of your driver’s license, it is just that-- a projection. Whether or not you complete DUI/DWI service plan within the specified time frame depends on change (action) and not merely session attendance. As a service provider, I am responsible for making provisions to your service plan when appropriate.
I offer two DWI Aftercare groups per week. Wednesdays at 6PM and Thursdays at 12:30PM. These groups meet the State of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine requirements when additional counseling has been mandated prior to driver's license restoration.
A LADC evaluation is a face-to-face evaluation that includes a clinical interview and diagnostic testing by a licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC or MLADC). They are most often ordered by the courts and attorneys following alcohol or drug related arrests or convictions; and in custody cases.
The biopsychosocial interview includes your history with “everything.” It includes your alcohol and drug use history, legal history, social and relationship history, family history, medical history, and history of counseling or treatment, history of mental/emotion health concerns, strengths, weaknesses, education and work history and any other major life events that you have experienced. The goal is to draw an overall picture of your life and the impact alcohol and other drugs have on your goals and quality of life. The evaluation summarizes all of this information and then concludes with a clinical impression and clinical recommendations.
A positive random urine drug screen is a violation of 42 CFR Federal Rules for DOT safety sensitive positions. A SAP Evaluation is a face-to-face clinical interview with testing from which recommendations for treatment or education are made. Recommendations must be completed prior to the employee returning to safety sensitive duties. The SAP oversees the return to duty process, and this involves an initial interview, recommendations for education or treatment, a follow up interview, and a follow up random testing protocol.