Behavioral screening is mandatory and is conducted by a behavioral health professional or technician. The suggestion for treatment is based entirely on the information and screening results.
Potential requirements may include: attending a medical detox program, outpatient alcohol recovery program, an inpatient alcohol recovery program and/or a community support group (AA).
Things that Matter:
- Most counseling agencies perform the screening, although they do not have to be the same company.
- You will be asked to disclose any information relating to your history with alcohol use and any prior related incidents.
- Most states require the counseling programs to be certified for DUI penalty.
Choose a service approved for treatment for DUIs.
Your legal counsel may ask you to voluntarily enroll in a certified rehabilitation program before your scheduled court date. This will provide your attorney with information to help plead your case, which may result in a less serious sentence.