Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the assessment used for?

  • The assessment can be used for the reinstatement of your driver’s license, if your license is revoked or suspended by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) due to DUI, DWI, APC, DUI-D, Open-Container, Possession of CDS, or other alcohol or drug-related offenses.

  • In some cases, the assessment might be ordered by the judge or suggested by an attorney.

  • Some jobs might require the completion of drug and alcohol assessment.

  • Sometimes alcohol and drug evaluation might be requested by DHS in certain child custody cases.

  • In few other occasions, you may be required to complete a drug and alcohol assessment if your license is suspended for other non-alcohol non-drug-related offenses.

  • How much is the assessment?

    $160 (if date of offense is on or before November 1, 2008) or $175 (if date of offense is prior to November 1, 2008).

  • How long does the assessment usually take?

It depends on the individual. Give it at least 1.5 hours. Some complete the evaluation process faster, some take longer.

  • Is there a place where I can take the assessment cheaper?

The fee is set by the state and is the same everywhere.

  • Do I need to complete any classes after the assessment?

If your license is revoked or suspended, yes, you will need to complete some classes or intervention after the assessment, in order get your license reinstated.

  • How do I know what classes or how many hours to complete in order to get my license back?

The assessment determines what intervention/classes, and how many hours you will need to complete.

  • Can I take the assessment voluntarily?

Absolutely. Some individuals voluntarily take the assessment for personal reasons, usually other court cases.

  • Is it possible for me not to complete any classes after the assessment?

Yes, if you meet the following criteria:

1. You completed a treatment/substance abuse program while you were incarcerated.

2. You completed a substance abuse treatment that exceeds your ADSAC recommendation.

3. You have completed at least phase-3 of Drug Court.

4. All prior intervention/treatment must meet or exceed the ADSAC recommendation.

5. All prior interventions must have been completed after the date of the offense for which you are taking the assessment (no new alcohol or drug-related offense pending).

6. Your license got revoked, or the offense was committed prior to June 30, 2003, and you don't have any current alcohol or drug-related offense/case. 

  • How soon can I schedule for an assessment?