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Southern Highlands CMHC - DUI Safety & Treatment Program

DUI Safety & Treatment Program

It is the goal of Southern Highlands' DUI Safety and Treatment Program to help ensure the safety of our highways by educating DUI offenders and by providing treatment to those identified as needing such services.

The Program is recognized by the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles but may also be modified within certain limits to accommodate the needs of persons arrested out-of-state. After an assessment by a substance abuse counselor, the consumer is assigned to one of several levels which designate the intensity of this program: education only, education and treatment, education and intensive treatment.

The current educational curriculum covers such topics as an understanding of addiction, the bio-psycho-social components of the disease, the effects of addiction of family members, and treatment resources. Individual and group counseling is provided to help the consumers review and assess their own use as well as their belief systems which may foster further problems with substances.

The program is abstinence-based and is strictly enforced. For those persons not able to maintain sobriety or abstinence, referrals may be made to other programs or agencies before, during, and after the educational component. The program is made available to not only the residents of the three counties comprising our catchment area but to neighboring counties as well.

For more information, please contact us at 304-425-9541.