DUI – ALABAMA LEVEL 3 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM

ALABAMA LEVEL 3 COURT REFERRAL PROGRAM FOR DUI AND DRUG OFFENSES

Alabama Level 3 court referral program is a referral to alcohol or drug treatment.  Most Alabama Level 3 court referrals are sent to a community mental health center for a full assessment utilizing the psychological criteria in the DSM IV-R.  After they are assessed, participants are referred primarily to inpatient treatment or intensive outpatient programs(IOP).

The Alabama Administrative Office of Courts approves treatment programs, both in the private and the public sector.  Treatment programs involved with the Alabama court referral program are certified by one of the following agencies:  Alabama Department of Mental Health or the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Hospital Organizations (JCAHO).

Alabama court referral intensive outpatient programs (IOP) involve individual or group treatment and other therapeutic activities, including self-help, occurring during scheduled operating hours. While in treatment the following topics are discussed, explored and addressed: alcohol/other drugs & their effects, patterns of use, triggers, relapse, effective communication skills, stress and anger management, etc…

Alabama Court Referral Program Level 3 Goals Include:

  •     Encourage defendants to identify the reason they are attending treatment and what problems may have led them there.
  •     Provide defendants with information about how the use of alcohol and other drugs affect behavior, the body, the family, and their future.
  •     Provide defendants with information about the symptoms and risks of substance abuse and addiction.
  •     Provide defendants with strategies for triggers.
  •     Reduce the number of alcohol and other drug-related crimes.
  •     Maintain sobriety and drug free.

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