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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is ADSAC Assessment

ADSAC stands for Alcohol Drug Substance Abuse Course. This is an educational class that is mandatory for those whose driver’s licenses have been suspended/revoked due to DUI, APC, DWI, DUID, CDS, or other alcohol or drug-related offenses.

  • What is the ADSAC Assessment used for

If your license is revoked/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, the assessment is one of the first steps in the process of getting your license reinstated.

In some cases, the assessment might be ordered by the judge, or suggested by your attorney (as a proactive measure).

Some jobs might require the completion of drug and alcohol assessment.

Sometimes alcohol and drug evaluation might be requested by DHS in certain child custody cases.

In few other occasions, you may be required to complete a drug and alcohol assessment if your license is suspended for other non-alcohol non-drug-related offenses.

  • How much is the ADSAC assessment​

$160 (if date of offense is after November 1, 2008) or $175 (if date of offense is prior to November 1, 2008).

  • How long does ADSAC assessment usually last

It depends on the individual. Give it at least 1.5 hours. Some complete the evaluation process faster, some take longer.

  • Is there a place where I can take the ADSAC assessment cheaper

The fee is set by the state and is the same everywhere.

  • Is ADSAC the same as DUI Assessment

Some refer to it as ADSAC while others refer to it as DUI assessment but they are the same.

  • Do I need to complete any classes after the ADSAC assessment?

If your license is revoked or suspended, yes, you will need to complete some classes or intervention after the assessment, in order get your license reinstated.

  • How do I know what classes or how many hours to complete in order to get my license back

The ADSAC assessment determines what intervention/classes, and how many hours you will need to complete.

  • Can I take the ADSAC assessment voluntarily

Absolutely. Some individuals voluntarily take the assessment for personal reasons, usually other court cases.

  • Is it possible for me not to complete any classes after the ADSAC assessment

Yes, if you meet the following criteria:

1. You completed a treatment/substance abuse program while you were incarcerated.

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

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

4. All prior intervention/treatment must meet or exceed the ADSAC recommendation.

5. All prior interventions must have been completed after the date of the offense for which you are taking the assessment (no new alcohol or drug-related offense pending).

6. Your license got revoked, or the offense was committed prior to June 30, 2003, and you don't have any current alcohol or drug-related offense/case. 

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