Effective July 1, 2008, all first time DUI offenders are required to obtain a clinical evaluation unless waived by the court. And, depending on the results of the clinical evaluation, you may be required to complete a substance abuse treatment program. DUI offenders who get a second or subsequent DUI within a 10-year period are required, as a condition of license reinstatement pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 40-5-63.1, to get a clinical evaluation, and if indicated by the evaluation, complete a substance abuse treatment program.
Neither a clinical evaluation nor substance abuse treatment program is the same as Risk Reduction. Therefore, you cannot substitute one for the other. Clinical evaluators and treatment providers are regulated by the DUI Intervention Program, which is part of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).
Any questions you have regarding the clinical evaluation process or substance abuse treatment program should be directed to the DBHDD DUI Intervention Program. The Risk Reduction Program you choose to attend may not be able to tell you if clinical evaluation and treatment are required for you to get your driver’s license or driving privileges reinstated. It is your responsibility to obtain this information from the Department of Driver Services at 678-413-8400.
The Clinical Evaluation is an assessment conducted by a DBHDD approved licensed or certified professional who is certified in the field of addiction.
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