Who gets 36 Hours of DUI Treatment?

Who is most likely to get 36 hours of DUI treatment and what is in 36 hours of treatment? It’s a common question we get almost daily. Unfortunately, to truly identify who is recommended 36 hours of DUI treatment an individual will need to complete the MVD’s DUI Alcohol and Drug Screening. Luckily mental health and medical professionals have created a format to use when identifying Level 1 DUI clients. The matrix is incorporated into the DUI Alcohol and Drug Screening making the outcome much more objective. By setting an objective standard for screeners to follow Level 1 DUI Clients are less likely to be determined by opinion. The term Level 1 DUI offender is used by the AZDHS. The AZDHS categorizes DUI offenders into two categories Level 2 offenders and Level 1 offenders. Level 2 offenders are typically recommended 16 hours of DUI Education. Level 1 offenders are those recommended 36 Hours of Treatment. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services Individuals most likely to be recommended 36 Hours of DUI treatment will fall into one of the following three categories.

DUI Categories

First, an individual arrested or convicted of two or more alcohol or drug related offense. Keep in mind those offenses do not have to be motor vehicle related.

Second, the individual had a BAC of .15 or higher at the time of the arrest and has a one of the following supplemental events, (1) a history of alcohol and drug abuse, (2) admits to having a problem controlling their alcohol and drug use, (3) has been diagnosed with a substance abuse or organic brain disease resulting from substance abuse, (4) has experienced symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use that included hallucinations; seizures; or delirium or has  been diagnosed with alcohol related medical conditions like liver disease, pancreatitis, or cardiomyopathy by a medical professional.

Finally, the individual meets at least three of the following conditions;

  • Had an alcohol concentration of .08 or higher at the time of the arrest
    • Had been arrested or convicted for an alcohol or drug related arrest
    • Has experienced a decrease in attendance or productivity at work or school due to alcohol or drug use     
    • Has experienced family, peer or social problems associated with alcohol or drug use
    • Responded during the screening in a way that indicated substance abuse
    • Has previously participated in substance abuse education or treatment for problems associated with alcohol or drug use
    • Has experienced black outs as a result of alcohol or drug use
    • Has passed out as a result of alcohol or drug use
    • Has experienced symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use including shakes, illness relieved by resumed alcohol or drug use; experienced irritability, nausea, or anxiety
    • Exhibits a psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol
    • Has experienced an increase in consumption, a change in tolerance, or a change in the pattern of alcohol or drug use
    • Has experienced personality changes associated with alcohol and drug use

What is in 36 Hours of DUI Treatment?

When you fit into one of the previous categories you are considered a Level 1 DUI Client and will be recommended 36 hours of DUI Treatment. The 36 hours of treatment consists of 16 hours of DUI Education and 20 Hours of DUI treatment. The 20 hours of treatment is generally acquired through group sessions. However, here at Arizona DUI Services we offer all 36 Hours of the DUI treatment online.

16 hours of education

The 16 hours of education is a course we develop based on the Arizona Department of Health Services requirements. Our course starts with a Pre-test. The test is not graded but will give you an idea of your current knowledge and what you will learn. Our DUI education is divided into five modules. Each module has a video we created based on the AZDHS requirement and supplemental videos to drive home the module objectives. At the end of each module you will be tasked with a short quiz. You will answer each question with three to five sentences. Once you have completed the five modules you will take the final exam. To pass the exam you need to score at least 70%. You will have 24-hour access to our education course so you can complete as much as you want when you want to. It is not uncommon for our clients to complete their 16-hour education course in one day.

20 hours of treatment

For the 20 hours of group sessions we have recorded our License Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) Robin during a few of her group sessions. There is a total of 10 videotaped sessions you will watch. After some of the sessions there are supplemental videos designed to reinforce the sessions focus. There are also worksheets you will use to follow along with the session and use to track self-improvement. Similarly, to the 16 hours of education you have 24-hour access to the 20 hours of treatment. Again, having 24-hour access to the treatment you can complete as much as you want when you want.

The difference between a Level 1 and Level 2 offender

So, there you have it. Level 1 DUI Offenders will get 36 Hours of Treatment and the 36 Hours of Treatment is actually 20 hours of group sessions and 16 hours of DUI Education. The difference between the Level 1 and Level 2 offenders is the history of alcohol and drug use. When you have a history of drug and alcohol use the probability of being arrested for another DUI increase. The focus of the 36 Hour Treatment is to provide additional information. You should use the additional information to gain a better understanding into how alcohol and drugs impact your behavior. You should also use the information to create healthier habits and coping skills.

The help is here

If you have been arrested for a DUI and are looking to complete your DUI Alcohol and Drug Screening Arizona DUI Services is here help! We are also capable of offering you the recommended DUI treatment. The beauty of our services is that the are entirely online making them convenient. Our services are MVD approved making them relevant and our services are affordable making them useful. To get started follow this link https://arizonaduiservices.com/ulp_course/dui-screening/.

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