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After the DUI: How to Get Your Alcohol Screening and DUI Hours for ADOT

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With COVID-19 plaguing our nation and world this past year, it would be easy to overlook that April is Alcohol Awareness Month. With alcohol often comes impaired judgment, which includes thinking you can still drive when you should not be. The next thing you know, you are taking a breathalyzer or field sobriety test and have a DUI arrest on your record. You are not alone in being pulled over for suspected alcohol impairment. In 2018, more than 27,000 DUI arrests were made in Arizona.

Most DUI cases result in required classes and screenings before your license can be reinstated and restrictions removed. How do you fulfill your DUI class hours for ADOT? Keep reading to learn more.

Alcohol Screening and DUI Hours in Arizona

Before you start taking classes, you will want to connect with an ADOT approved DUI screening facilitator here at Core Recovery. When you come to Core Recovery for help with your DUI screening and class requirements, we will take you through our four-step system. Here is what to expect:

  1. The Screening Process: The first thing we do is complete a DUI assessment, which allows us to see if there are any substance abuse concerns that we can address to help you get back your life, and keep control of it. While there are many options for screening, we most frequently use:
    • SASSI – The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory tool is a questionnaire to determine if someone is suffering from substance abuse or addictions.
    • MAST – The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test is one of the oldest tests available. This 40-year old test is also one of the most accurate alcohol screening tests available.
  2. DUI Hours Facilitation – Our team of experienced staff will help you navigate through your ADOT required hours.
  3. DUI Education Facilitation – In addition to the assigned hours, ADOT requirements to reinstate your license will most likely also include DUI education. This happens simultaneously within the required hours.
  4. Signing Off – Once you’ve completed all of your education, DUI hours, DUI requirements, with the clinical director’s approval, we are certified to sign off on the Revocation Form to reinstate your license with ADOT.
While sometimes a DUI is just a case of bad judgment one night, there are other times it can be an indicator that there is something more going on. Often, we can try to hide from mental health concerns including depression, stress, and anxiety using substances like alcohol. The four-step process we use allows us to identify when more in-depth treatment options are needed, like the Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP).
Whether you’re looking for simply the ADOT required program to reinstate your license or something more, request an appointment online or give us a call at 602-536-4228.

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