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).
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 $425.00 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 fee of $300.00. 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.
To help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19 and for your safety, Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio has implemented the following CDC guidelines for the 72 Hour Driver Intervention program/Defensive Driver Course:
- Social distancing (staying at least six feet apart or two arm lengths).
- Wearing a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth when in public.
- Washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or the use of hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol.
- Covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- The cleaning and disinfecting of hard and soft surfaces frequently touched (first with soap and water then disinfected).
- Daily completion of a Heath Questionnaire/Temperature Check
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 2020 Schedule
Driver Intervention Program 2021 Schedule
You may print the paperwork, complete it and drop it off at the nearest Recovery Services office, Fax, or mail it to:
Recovery Services of NW OH
200 Van Gundy St.,
Bryan, Ohio 43506
Phone: 419-636-0410 Ex. 203
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.