DUI Program: Level I

The DUI Level I Drug and Alcohol Education Course includes a substance abuse evaluation and 12 hours of instruction designed to expose the DUI client with one alcohol- or drug-related traffic arrest/conviction to the issues regarding the use of alcohol and drugs.

Substance Abuse Evaluation       

• Includes a one-hour, face-to-face substance abuse evaluation, completed by a certified DUI Evaluator
• Consists of written diagnostic tests, along with a comprehensive psychosocial evaluation
• Evaluation must be completed prior to class participation (when feasible)                                                                                                                                                                                 

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    DUI Level I Course Content          

• Instructional & interactive education (12 hrs)
• Behavioral objectives for participants, including personal choices
• A review of Florida’s DUI laws
• A review of the DUI process as it applies to the court system and the Florida DHSMV
• Substance abuse, chemical dependency and other issues                                              

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Goals of DUI First Offender (Level I) Education

• Define the DUI problem that affects individuals and society as a whole
• Provide information on the effects and consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
• Assist participants in self-assessing the nature of their problem as it relates to driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs
• Develop alternatives to impaired driving
• Link participants to community resources

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Note: If a participant is convicted of another DUI offense while attending the DUI Level I program, they must complete both DUI Level I and Level II programs before they can receive a certificate of completion.