For persons convicted of Driving While Impaired, judges are required to mandate a substance abuse assessment and compliance with the recommended education or treatment as a condition of probation.   The recommendation for education or treatment is based on each individual’s history and driving record.

Generally, for first time offenders with a lower blood alcohol concentration, North Carolina mandates ADETS (Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic School), which utilizes the Prime For Life® curriculum.

Prime For Life® is an intervention program specifically designed for people who may be making some high-risk choices.  It is designed to change drinking and drug use behaviors by considering beliefs, attitudes, risk perceptions, motivations, and knowledge of how to reduce the risk of alcohol and drug related problems.

For people that may need more intensive support, Anuvia offers options from short-term treatment to inpatient treatment.

To learn more about ADETS and other programs offered by Court Services, contact us at 704.927.8840.