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DUI Programs Change Lives and Save Lives

California’s State Licensed Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Programs provide outpatient substance use treatment at no public cost.

The DUI Program purpose is to reduce DUI recidivism statewide, improving public safety.

The goal is to help individuals convicted of driving under the influence understand the danger their behavior poses to themselves, as well as their communities, and the negative impact their use has on their family members, their employment and our society.

Licensed DUI treatment services consist of assessment, education and prevention, intervention, individual and group counseling and referrals to behavioral health and other community resources.

DUI program services are conducted in compliance with the requirements of Title 9 of the California Code of Regulations.  Services are provided by professional alcohol and other drug (AOD) counselors registered or certified under Chapter 8, Title 9, of the California Code of Regulations.

DUI services are delivered in a out-patient treatment setting for individuals mandated to participate in these services by the judicial system and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Referrals are made to appropriate available community resources when the assessment indicates, or when the individual requests more intensive treatment for their alcohol and other drug use, or when the assessment indicates the client might potentially benefit from services beyond the scope of practice of the counselor and the DUI program.

DUI Program staff can be very proud of the impact they have on the safety of California’s roadways and the individual lives touched through attendance at the DUI Program.

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