North Carolina law dictates that there are five placement levels for DWI substance abuse treatment and education. There are a minimum number of contact hours, time in group or class, and minimum lengths of time a person must be involved for DWI and <21 driving after consuming convictions.
State of NC rules require that a Substance Abuse assessment is valid for only 6 months.
Counseling or ADETS must be started within 6 months from the date of the assessment or a new assessment is required by the State.
Level I- DWI Education (Alcohol & Drug Education Traffic School):
The Alcohol & Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS) is an educational program for people who don’t have an identified substance use disorder but may be at risk for these disorders.
PRIME for Life is the educational program used in all the ADETS in North Carolina. The program’s goal is prevention of any type of alcohol or drug problem and the health problems these lead to.
Level II-DWI Short-term Treatment:
Level III – Longer Term Treatment:
Level IV-Intensive Outpatient Treatment:
Level V-Inpatient/Residential Treatment: