DUI RISK EDUCATION & OTHER COURT MANDATED TREATMENTS

GE COUNSELING & EVALUATION SERVICES, INC. will comply with any court-mandated treatment to our client, informing the courts about the Level of Care and court disposition.

a)  Court mandated clients without a DSM-IV diagnosis of Substance Abuse or Dependence, will be considered for admission at our program, based on an completed assessment according to ASAM-Patient Placement Criteria II.

b) Treatment will be provided in accordance with the provisions specified in the court order as long as there is clinical justification (including assessment recommendation and findings) for the intensity and duration of treatment.

c)  At admission time the client will be required to sign a release of information allowing GE COUNSELING & EVALUATION SERVICES, INC.  inform and communicate with the court relative to the progress in treatment, any recommended change in duration and intensity of treatment, unsuccessful or successful discharge, from treatment and information about the individual’s continuing care plan.

d)  Risk education courses will have a minimum of ten hours of classroom instruction, divided into at least four sessions held on different days. No session will exceed three hours in length.

e)  A pre-test and post-test will be given to each participant to assess the effectiveness of the service and any increase in knowledge in the curriculum areas. The pre-post test will be submitted for review by the Department at the time of application for licensure or license renewal.

f) To successfully complete risk education, the offender will attend each session in its entirety and in proper sequence and achieve a score on the post-test of at least 75%.

g)  Upon successful completion, a "DUI Risk Education Certificate of Completion" will be issued to each offender. Such certificate is produced by the DUI Service Reporting System (DSRS). All sections of this form will be complete and the DUI Risk Education Instructor will sign it.     

The risk education curriculum will include:

1)  Information on alcohol as a drug;

2)  Physiological and pharmacological effects of alcohol and other drugs including their residual impairment on normal levels of driving performance;

3)  Other drug, legal and illegal, and their effects on driving when used separately and/or in combination with alcohol;

4)  Substance abuse/dependence and the effect on individuals and families;

5)  Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level and its effect on driving performance;

6)  Information about Illinois driving under the influence laws and associated penalties;

7)  Factors that influence the formation of patterns of alcohol and drug abuse; and

8)  Information about referrals for services that can address any identified problem that may increase the risk for future alcohol/drug related difficulty.