Atlantic Coastal Counseling




Jeff Jaworski LPC, LCAS, CCS 

Assessment

Assessments are confidential and cost 00. They typically take about 60-90 minutes. Assessments consist of a clinical interview, review of your driving record, and review of other pertinent factors. In order to complete your assessment the following documents are needed:

A copy of your ticket
BAC report (if available)
Driving record (obtain an "instant and personal non certified" directly from NC DMV here)  

 

After The Assessment 

Assessments are valid for 6 months. This is a state regulation. Should you not begin the recommendation within 6 months you will be required to complete another assessment and pay applicable fees again. Once treatment recommendations are completed they DO NOT expire based on court dates. In most instances it can be advisable to complete the recommendation shortly after the time of the assessment, even if completing the assessment pretrial.  

16 Hours of ADETS

Services are offered over 4 - 4 hour sessions that must be completed in succession. Groups are offered on average once a month based on need. You are encouraged to contact the office to put your name on the list. A current schedule may be found on the home page. Cost is 60.  

Short Term Treatment - 20-39 Hours

Serivces are offered on a sliding scale over a minimum of 30 days.  Please contact the office so we can establish and individualized plan that best fits your needs.

Longer Term Treatment 40+ Hours

Serivces are offered on a sliding scale over a minimum of 60 days. Please contact the office so we can establish and individualized plan that best fits your needs. 

Other Recommendations

In certain cases with significant grossly aggrivating factors your attorney may advise you to complete an inpatient treatment program in an attempt to reduce the likelyhood that you would be sentenced to active jail time.  Grossly aggrivating factors include: a prior DWI conviction within the past 7 years, Driving While License Revoked related to DWI, Having a minor child with you in the car at the time of arrest, or serious injury to another person caused by the impaired driving.  If this is applicable to your case you are highly encouraged to coordinate this effort with an approved NC treatment provider.  

What Do I Need for My Assessment?

In order to complete an assessment you need to provide the following information:

Copy of the ticket
BAC report
A copy of your driving record.

If you no longer have this information, you may obtain it from the Clerk of Court’s Office. You may obtain a NC Driving Record at www.ncdot.org/dmv Uncertified records are acceptable and are 0 from NC DMV. Please do not obtain a driving record from a third party other than your state DMV office. 

What are your fees?

Assessments cost 00. Group treatment is offered at a sliding scale ranging from 5 - $25 per clinical hour based on a variety of factors. Individual sessions are also offered at a sliding scale. Please contact us for more information about fees.

What if I live out of state?

Obtain a DWI while vacationing in North Carolina? Moved to another state since obtaining a DWI? Contact us for more information on how we may assist you in resolving out of state issues related to DWI offenses.

I have completed an assessment, now what?

Assessments are vaild for 6 months. This is a state regulation. Should you fail to begin the recommendation within 6 months you will be required to complete another assessment and pay applicable fees again. Once treatment recommendations are completed they DO NOT expire based on court dates. In most instances it can be advisable to complete the recommenation shortly after the time of the assessment, even if completing the assessment pretrail.

16 Hours or ADETS services are offered approximately once every 4-6 weeks based on need. North Carolina utilizes the program Prime for Life. You are encouraged to contact the office to put your name on the list so you will be contacted when the next group is scheduled. Reasonable effects are made to post schedules as they become available on the website. You are required to attend all 5 days in order to receive full credit.

Short/Long Term / "20 hour" /"40 Hour" Recommendations can be completed in combination of group and individual treatment. Atlantic Coastal Counseling is proud to serve as a North Carolina approved "piolt" site allowing clients to attend 16 hours of Prime for Life (ADETS) in combination with additional group/individual sessions to meet treatment recommendations. Additional open ended groups are typically held on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 weekly. Please remember short term services (recommendations less than 39 hrs) can not be completed in less than 30 days and longer term services (recommendations 40 hrs +) can not be completed in less than 60 days.

Treatment services can be tailored to your individual needs and in many cases may include group treatment, which is less costly than individual treatment and often allows persons to complete treatment in a more timely way than if they were involved in individual therapy. Individual therapy allows you more of a personalized treatment experience and may be more personally rewarding for you. 

But I don't really drink that much...How many hours am I going to have to complete?

Assessment recommendations are based a variety of clinical and adminstrative factors. For an example anyone with a BAC .15 or over - or refused BAC should not be recommended to ADETS according to state guidelines.  Persons convicted of an impaired driving offense are required to complete an assessement and assessment recommendations prior to driver's license reinstatement.  In many cases it can be advisable to complete this pre-trial.

Can I Do Classes Online?

North Carolina does NOT accept "online classes" or distance learning to statisfy requirements of assessment, education and or treatment recommendations.  

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