The mission of SDSU DUI Program (DUIP) is to provide superior education and counseling services to reduce the incidence and prevalence of driving under the influence and enhance the quality of life of our community members in a safe, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed environment. Community members are provided an opportunity to explore their relationship with substance use and develop an understanding of the interplay between physical health, mental health, and trauma, with alcohol and drug use and related adverse consequences. In order to accomplish this mission, we are committed to providing, under the guidelines established by the State of California and the County of San Diego, the highest quality of educational and counseling services to those who have been convicted of violating the DUI laws.
The SDSU Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services Driving Under the Influence Program is licensed by the State of California and is under contract with the County of San Diego. The SDSU DUIP began in January 1991 to provide drinking driver education and counseling services in the Central Judicial District of San Diego County. The SDSU Central District Driving Under the Influence Program is located in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego. Participants to the program are referred by the San Diego Courts, courts outside San Diego County, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and in some instances, from other states.