Level I Program
Someone who has a BAC (blood alcohol content) ranging from .05 to .08 may be required to complete 6 DUI education classes. Level I requirements are not common, however, may be mandated by the court and/or the DMV.
Level II Program
There are two components to the Level II Program: Education and Track Therapy. The Education element must be completed first and will always consist of 12 classes. These classes cover topics concerning how alcohol affects the body and how alcohol and other drugs negatively impact decision making. Classes are 2 hours long and held once a week. Once Education classes are complete, the next step is Track Therapy. Track Therapy classes address trigger situations, impulse control, preventative planning, and coping skills. These groups are 2 hours long and are held once a week.
There are four different Tracks in Track Therapy: A, B, C, and D. The determination of which Track will need to be completed is based on two criteria: How many prior DUI’s a person has and their BAC level.
- Track A and B are required for those who have NO prior DUI’s.
- Track A is required for BAC’s of .149 or lower. This course is a total of 21 groups.
- Track B is required for BAC’s of .150 or higher. A person may also be required to complete Track B if they refused roadside or blood testing. This course is a total of 26 groups.
- Track C and D are assigned to those who have at least one prior DUI.
- Track C is required for BAC’s of .149 or lower. This course is a total of 34 groups.
- Track D is required for BAC’s of .150 or higher. A person may also be required to complete Track D if they refused roadside or blood testing and have a prior DUI. This course is a total of 43 groups.
Drug and Alcohol Evaluations, Substance Use Evaluations
Drug and Alcohol Evaluations, also known as Substance Use Evaluations, are used to determine if potential substance abuse issues are present. Recommendations for the appropriate level of care are offered for consideration. Multiple assessment tools are used to gauge possible risks.
- DUI: If you received a DUI in Colorado and have been sentenced by the Court to complete a DUI program, you may be assigned a probation officer. If you have been told you need to have a Drug and Alcohol Evaluation done, contact your probation officer to schedule the evaluation. If you are not assigned a probation officer, and you need to have an evaluation done, we can help you out with that.
- Court Ordered: You may be required by the Colorado Judicial System to complete an evaluation as part of a case that is not DUI related. Our counselors are exceptionally qualified to complete these evaluations. The assessment tools used by our staff are recognized by the courts as valid evidence-based techniques to determine any potential risks for substance abuse.
- Employer: If a company is concerned that an employee or contracted personnel has been under the influence while at a work site, they may request a Drug and Alcohol Substance Use Evaluation be completed. The assessment tools used by our staff are recognized by the courts as valid evidence-based techniques to determine any potential risks for substance abuse.
How we work with your child
M. Beth Baldwin has over 20 years’ experience working with at risk youth and conducts all initial intakes and assessments with underage clients. We prefer one or both parents to attend the intake process with the adolescent so there is a clear understanding of what can be expected as your child attends our classes. Beth spends as much time as needed to draw out critical information that she can use to help make the most accurate therapeutic assessment regarding your adolescent's substance concerns. Beth has a thorough knowledge of the participants in each class and takes that in consideration for class placement.
The counselors conducting the classes have a history of working with adolescents and are familiar with the unique circumstances they face. Our staff pull from their personal and professional experiences to aid in engaging your child. They work diligently to provide education and understanding and create tools to help your youth with prevention planning.
The age of consent in Colorado is 14 years of age. This means that we must have a signed release of information from your child to be able to speak with anyone regarding their treatment. If they refuse to sign a release of information, we will not be able to communicate with anyone other than the client.
The staff at Colorado Addictions Consulting take extraordinary steps in protecting your child while helping them fulfill the requirements of this process.