Driver Alcohol Education (DAE)

Driving Under The Influence

The Driver Alcohol Education program is an educational/treatment experience that is for persons convicted of a driving under the influence charge. The topics are related to alcohol and other drug use and its effect on driving and other life problems. The intent of the program is to raise one’s awareness and to influence behavioral changes, thereby lowering risk for any future DUI and/or substance use-based problems.

First Offender Driver Alcohol Education (DAE) Program

Each individual who attends the DAE program is expected to attend 40 hours of programming, as follows:

  • One individual intake session.
  • Thirty-two (32) hours of psycho-educational group sessions (one two-hour session each week for 16 weeks).
  • Two (2) hours of victim impact awareness (MADD).
  • Four (4) hours of attendance at a community-based self-help meeting (2 Meetings).
  • One individual discharge (exit) session.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the individual will receive a certificate / letter of completion.

Second Offender Aftercare (SOA) Program

Individuals are required to contact NFI within ten days of being placed on probation. The program is as follows:

  • Intake sessions followed by (at least) 52 weeks of treatment.
  • Ninety (90) Day assessment period to evaluate (assess) additional treatment needs.
  • NFI will provide each probation officer with monthly client status reports.
  • Thirty (30) Self-Help meetings.
  • One urine drug screen at the discretion of the clinician (rate established by the Lab).
  • Two random breathalyzers.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the individual will receive a discharge summary.

What Is The Next Step To Start The Process?

Contact the DAE Program Director at 978-373-1181 x 113.

Why Should You Attend the DAE Program At NFI?

  • Intakes available during the mornings, afternoons and nights on weekdays and mornings and afternoons on Saturdays
  • Groups available Monday through Thursday nights and Saturday mornings
  • Conveniently located near the MBTA bus lines, downtown Haverhill, and the Haverhill courts.
  • Newburyport location available
  • Women’s and Men’s groups available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health