Substance Use Assessments and ClassesServices to Meet Secretary of State/Court Requirements
Persons charged with a substance use related traffic offense may be required to obtain an alcohol screening or substance abuse evaluation, or participate in awareness classes.
Offenses that may require assessments and/or classes include: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Operating Under the Influence (OUI), Operating with an Unlawful Bodily Alcohol Content (UBAC), Impaired Driving, Open Intoxicants in a Motor Vehicle, Person Under 21 purchase/consume/possess/transport Alcohol, Use of Fraudulent ID to Purchase Liquor, or person deemed a Habitual Alcohol Offender.
Michigan calls its classes "Alcohol Highway Safety Classes," these are equivalent to what other states call "DUI Classes," the first level should be about 8 hours of classes. Note, most states, including Michigan, do not accept on-line courses. ("Traffic Safety Classes" are not equivalent.)
|Providers of Assessments and Classes
To find local providers and their contact information, go to this webpage and select the link for your county.
Classes Available Statewide:
Another source for people who need more class hours is called "Impact Weekend." They offer classes at various locations across the state. For more information, go to their website at www.impactweekend.com or call them toll free at 888-861-8300.
Other Assessment Sources:
Assessments may also be obtained from licensed substance use disorder treatment programs. To find a local program, see the link on our Licensing, Certification, Training webpage for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) database. On the individual program information page, look for "SARF" under the service description to find out if the program offers screening, assessment, referral, and follow-up services.
To contact our treatment specialist call 517-335-2294, please leave a message if she's not available at the time of your call; or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Related Secretary of State (SOS) Information:
- Alcohol/Drug Offense License Information
Michigan's drunk/drug driving laws, including repeat offenders and alcohol/drug penalties for drivers of commercial vehicles.
- Getting Your License Back
The appeal processes for restoring your driver's license.
- Out-of-state Substance Abuse Conviction
Information to request a driver license appeal hearing to waive all or part of the Michigan suspension/restriction and how to seek 90 days of restrictions in Michigan.
- Losing Your Privilege to Drive
The driver record point system; probationary program for new Michigan drivers, non-alcohol, and non-driving-related offenses/convictions; appeal process, and programs that deny access to your vehicle.
- Documentation of Petitioner's Past and Current Substance Abuse History
Prior to hearing or reexamination, the driver must obtain notarized letters from people in their community who have frequent contact with the driver and may know about their drinking habits and/or use of controlled substances.
- Secretary of State, Driver Assessment and Appeal Division, Information Center
Related State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) Forms: