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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is ADSAC Assessment

  • The Alcohol Drug Substance Abuse Course (ADSAC) is an educational program that is mandatory for individuals whose driver's licenses have been suspended or revoked due to offenses such as Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Alcohol-Related Physical Control (APC), Driving While Impaired (DWI), Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID), Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS), or other alcohol or drug-related offenses.


For what is the ADSAC Assessment used?

  • The ADSAC Assessment becomes one of the initial steps for reinstating your license if it has been revoked or suspended by the Department of Public Safety (DPS or DMV) due to DUI, DWI, APC, DUI-D, Open-Container, Possession of CDS, or other alcohol or drug-related offenses. Sometimes, the judge may order it, or your attorney might suggest it proactively. Specific jobs might necessitate the completion of drug and alcohol assessments. Additionally, DHS may require a drug and alcohol assessment if your license is suspended for non-alcohol or non-drug-related offenses.

  • How much does the ADSAC assessment cost?

  • The cost of the ADSAC assessment is $160 if the date of the offense is after November 1, 2008, and $175 if the date of the offense is before that date.

  • How long does the ADSAC assessment usually take?

  • The duration of the ADSAC assessment varies from person to person. It typically takes at least 1.5 hours to complete, but others may take longer while others may finish sooner.

  • Can I find a cheaper place to take the ADSAC assessment?

  • The state sets the fee for the assessment, and it is the same everywhere.

  • Is ADSAC assessment the same as DUI assessment?

  • Yes, ADSAC and DUI assessments are the same, even though people may refer to them differently.

  • Will I need to take classes after the ADSAC assessment?

  • If your license gets suspended or revoked, you must complete classes or interventions to reinstate your license.

  • How will I know what classes or number of hours I need to complete to get my license back?

  • The ADSAC assessment determines which interventions/classes you must complete and the required hours.

  • Can I voluntarily take the ADSAC assessment?

  • You can take the assessment voluntarily for personal reasons, such as in other court cases.

Can I skip classes after the ADSAC assessment? Yes, you can skip the classes if you meet the following criteria:

1.   You completed a treatment or substance abuse program while you were still


2.  You completed a substance abuse treatment that exceeds your ADSAC


3.  You have completed at least phase 3 of Drug Court.

4.  All prior interventions or treatments must meet or exceed the ADSAC 


5.  All prior interventions must be completed after the date of the offense for which you

     are taking the assessment (there should be no new alcohol or drug-related offense


6.  If your license was revoked or the offense was committed before June 30, 2003, and

      you did not have any current alcohol or drug-related offense or case.

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