Driver Intervention Program: Court-referred driver education

The 72-Hour Driver Intervention Program (DIP) is a residential program for OVI offenders administered through Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio. The program educates individuals about the physical, psychological and social effects of alcohol and drug use and is designed to reduce the risk of future alcohol and drug abuse arrests. The program is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OMHAS).

Program Details

The 72 Hour Driver Intervention program gives individuals an opportunity to examine thinking and behavioral patterns that led to their OVI arrest. It provides participants with the knowledge they need to make healthy future choices and with information on alcohol and drug abuse through lectures, videos, class work and group discussions.

Check-in for the program is at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays. Individuals who arrive late will not be allowed to attend. The program concludes on Sundays at 5:45 p.m. Each day begins with a 7 a.m. wakeup call, with programming starting at 9 a.m. Participants must be drug and alcohol free to attend the program.

The Driver Intervention Program costs $375, which includes lodging and meals. Cash, Medicaid, and Visa or Mastercard are accepted. Payment must be received one week prior to attending the 72 Hour Driver Intervention Program. All bedding and towels will be provided, but participants must bring their own personal grooming products. You can request your own room for an additional $200. Individuals who need to reschedule their driver intervention must first contact the court. Once written confirmation is received, the 72 Hour Driver Intervention Program can be rescheduled. A $50 rescheduling fee applies.

No phone, cellular phone or television access is allowed during the 72-hour program.

A Defensive Drivers Course is provided to each individual during the 72 hour Driver Intervention Program. To receive the two-point license credit there is an additional cost of $100.
Driver Intervention Program 2018 Schedule

Registration

You may print the paperwork, complete it and drop it off at the nearest Recovery Services office, or mail it to:

Jackie Whitman
Recovery Services of NW OH
200 Van Gundy St.,
Bryan, Ohio 43506
419-438-6217
Fax: 419-636-6510

You can pay online using the form below, drop off your payment at the nearest office or mail it to the address above. All forms must be printed off and received before you can be registered.

Course Registration

Participant Name
(leave blank if self)

Required forms:

Individuals who need to reschedule their driver intervention must first contact the court. Once written confirmation is received, the 72 Hour Driver Intervention Program can be rescheduled. A $50 rescheduling fee applies.
Dress in comfortable, but appropriate, attire. No tank tops or halter tops, drug or alcohol related clothing or hats are allowed.
We recommend you bring your own snacks and beverages in original sealed containers.
Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. There is no smoking in hotel rooms.
Please bring coins for use in vending machines.
All prescription and over-the-counter medications must be in original containers. Only bring enough medications for the weekend

Program Locations

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
1148 Hotel Drive
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Quality Inn
13508 Ohio 15
Montpelier, Ohio 43543

Comfort Inn
590 Bonaparte Drive
Napoleon, Ohio 43545

For more information, please contact us.