Education and Treatment

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.

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Potential requirements may include: attending 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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