3 or 4 Month Program
6 Classes, 1 Class per Week, 2 Hours per Class, 10 Minute Break per Class
The First Offender classes are designed to give the participant information on the legal, medical, and social problems associated with the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. Each class will be conducted by a skilled instructor and will include lectures, discussions, and multimedia material.
12 Sessions, 1 Session per Week, 1.5 Hours per Session
These sessions provide an opportunity for the participant to examine his/her own behavior and personal attitudes towards alcohol and drug use. The group provides support for positive changes. The group is conducted in a manner that encourages the participant to share ideas and information so he or she may identify and resolve alcohol and/or drug related problems.
3 Interviews, 1 Interview per Month, 20 Minutes per Interview
The purpose of these sessions is to assess the participant’s progress and provide an opportunity to discuss any personal issues that are deterring them from successfully completing the program.
3 Self-Help Meetings Required, 1 Self-Help Meeting per Month
While active in this program, you will be required to attend 3 Self-Help meetings, one per month maximum and a month apart from each other. You select the place and the time for your self-help meetings. Proof of attendance is required.
Please Note: On-line self-help meetings are not accepted as meeting attendance by this Program. Self-Help meetings are a San Diego County requirement and are mandatory for completing your program according to CCR, Title 9, Section 9860. Click here for a list of approved self-help groups to choose from.
Setting an Appointment: You must call for an enrollment appointment at (858) 467-6810.
You Must Provide The Following At Your Appointment:
1 – Picture ID. 2 – Your Court Referral or DMV paperwork – You can not enroll without these documents. 3 – Your down payment. 4 – A pen to write with. 5 – The ZIP Code of the location where you were arrested. 6 – Date of arrest 7 – California Driver’s License Number or California DMV issued “X” number.
- Payment Accepted: Cash, Money Orders, Cashiers Checks, Travelers Checks, Check Debit Card, Visa, Master Card, Discover Card.
- Not Accepted For Payment: We do not accept personal checks, third party checks, post dated checks or paper checks drawn on credit card accounts, American Express, or coins.
- Additional Fees: Click here for a list of possible additional fees.
- Financial Arrangements: The goal of our program is to assist every participant in completing his or her program. Anyone having difficulty meeting their program financial obligations, should request a Financial Assessment Interview (FAI) immediately. To set a Financial Assessment Interview, call (858) 467-6810, extension 116 or 117. Before calling, you will need follow the FAI instructions.
The DUIP receives no government funding. All DUI programs are self-supporting through client fees. The fees must cover the cost of facilities, salaries, services, equipment and all operations. A percentage of the enrollment fee is paid to the State of California and the County of San Diego. In addition, a percentage is paid to the San Diego State University Research Foundation for licensing assistance, monetary and other administrative services. All DUIP providers in San Diego County charge the same fees and all fees are established by the San Diego County Department of Alcohol and Drug Services and not by any DUI Program in the County of San Diego.