Education, Treatment, and DUI Classes

Behavioral screening is an interview and is conducted by a behavioral health professional or technician. This interview is what determines the amount of treatment hours that will be required.


You may also be required to attend DUI classes, based on your state’s penalty requirements.


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Potential requirements may include: attending dui classes, a medical detox program, an outpatient alcohol recovery program, an inpatient alcohol recovery program and/or a community support group (Alcoholics Anonymous).

What You Need To Know


  • Most counseling agencies perform screenings, but you are not normally required to use the same company for both the screening and treatment.
  • The education portion that typically follows the screening, consists of no less than 16 hours of education / treatment.
  • Most states require the counseling programs to be certified for a DUI penalty.
  • Choose a service provider approved for treatment of 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.
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