DUI Counseling Services
The help you need to get back on track.
You may be required to go to counseling as the result of a DUI arrest. It’s natural to feel upset and overwhelmed. At Two Rivers Outreach, our counselors can provide DUI counseling, help you navigate the associated legal process, and provide you with the right tools to get your life back on track.
Alcohol and Drug Evaluations
DUI Alcohol and Drug Evaluation Uniform Report
In Illinois, anyone arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs (DUI) must undergo an alcohol and drug evaluation before sentencing can occur for the DUI offense, or restricted or full driving privileges can be granted by the Office of the Secretary of State.
The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the extent of the defendant's alcohol and/or drug use and its associated risk to current or future public safety. The following areas are reviewed: the defendant's driving history, chemical test results (blood alcohol content), Objective Test score and category, and the interview with an evaluator.
All of this information is then used to determine the extent of your alcohol and/or drug use to classify you in one of four levels of risk to current or future public safety.
When the evaluation is completed, a classification and a recommendation will be determined by the evaluator and recorded on the Alcohol and Drug Uniform Report form for the Court or the Office of the Secretary of State. This form will then be sent to the Court or given to the defendant to take to the Office of the Secretary of State for the driver's license hearing.
The classification will be one of the following:
The Risk Levels and related recommendations are:
Minimal Risk (10 hours of DUI Risk Education)
Moderate Risk (10 hours of DUI Risk Education and 12 hours of Early Intervention counseling)
Significant Risk (10 hours of Risk Education and 20 hours of substance abuse treatment)
High Risk (75 hours of substance abuse treatment).
DUI Counseling and Classes
DUI Risk Education
Completion of 10 hours of Risk Education is required if you’re classified Minimal, Moderate or Significant Risk. You’ll learn about the impact that alcohol and drug use have on human behavior and, specifically, upon driving skills. Furthermore, you’ll learn about Illinois DUI law enforcement to protect public safety.
If you’re Moderate Risk, along with 10 hours of Risk Education, you’re required to complete 12 hours of Early Intervention Counseling. Early Intervention is conducted in a group setting with the goal that you develop a personal action plan to prevent irresponsible use of alcohol when driving in the future.
Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
If you’re Significant Risk, along with 10 hours of Risk Education, you need to complete 20 hours of substance abuse treatment. If you’re High Risk, you will need to complete 75 hours of substance abuse treatment and any aftercare recommended. Substance abuse treatment groups are conducted in a group setting approach to help you examine your issues, concerns, and problems that may have led to your arrest. We will help you learn new skills to develop alternative lifestyles which could significantly reduce your chances you’ll face another DUI arrest in the future.