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Heritage Multicultural Program and Services, Inc. specializes in court ordered DUI/DWI and other substance abuse related evaluation services. We serve those willingly seeking help and those whose family, significant others and criminal defense attorneys recommend that their clients undergo an evaluation prior to the court date or hearing in an effort to prepare for their case.

We also offer expert services to individuals who have been charged for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or other drugs (DUI/DWI), reckless driving, drug possession, or any other drug or alcohol related charges and may be ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation.

Primarily, the purpose of the evaluation is to determine the extent of the client or defendant's alcohol and/or drug use and includes a one to two hour interview process; the process involves gathering information about family history, educational and employment history, emotional history, substance abuse history and administering a clinical assessment.

 

PROGRAM GOALS

Provide clients with the skills and resources necessary to begin recovery and maintain an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle.

  • Assist families in understanding and supporting clients in recovery.
  • Create a cognitive shift that promotes pro-social attitudes, beliefs and behavior.
  • Reduce Recidivism.
  • Promote productive citizenship in order to establish safer community.

 

Assessments

  • Anger Management
  • DWI/DUI/ Court Ordered Chemical Use Assessment
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction Assessment
  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Immigration Psychological Evaluation

 

Treatment Services

  • Adolescent's Services
  • Anger Management
  • Career & Vocational Testing
  • DWI/DUI/ Drug Court Treatment
  • Impaired/Intoxicated Driving
  • Parent Education
  • Spiritual/Faith based Counseling
  • Ethnic cultural Services
  • Women's Services
  • Veterans Services

 

Common Goals Include:

  • Repair damaged relationships with loved ones
  • Establish new friendships with non-abusers
  • Maintain employment and develop good work habits
  • Create healthy lifestyle

 

PROGRAMS AVAILABLE


DUI/DWI Classes - DUI Level I

This twelve hour (12hr) psycho-educational group format is designed to identify those who may be harmfully involved with alcohol and other drugs and to educate all drivers with DUI related convictions about the effects of alcohol and drugs on driving. This class is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior.

The level one class is designed for individuals who have been convicted of only ONE driving under the influence (DUI), or ONE DUI amended to reckless driving. It is for first time offenders ONLY. This educational class is also intended for those offenders who may be required to secure a drug and alcohol evaluation for an out of state DUI convictions in order to obtain license for reinstatement.

Specific course topics will include and not be limited:

  • Alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems,
  • Laws relating to DWI
  • Effects of alcohol/drugs on humans,
  • Alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities,
  • Chemical dependency,
  • Symptoms of dependency
  • Sources of assistance,
  • Costs of DWI
  • Decision-making

After the completion of the 12 hour DUI drug and alcohol education course and a substance abuse evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of completion.

 

DUI Level II

This twenty-one (21hr) educational drug and alcohol course is designed to specifically address issues pertaining to clients who have been convicted for more than one alcohol or drug related traffic offense. Typically, this class meets the court-ordered requirements for repeat DUI offenses.

After the completion of the 21 hour DUI drug and alcohol education course and a substance abuse evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of completion.

Specific course topics will include and not be limited:

  • What is drug and alcohol abuse
  • Preventing relapse
  • How do drugs and alcohol affect the mind and body
  • How addiction works
  • History of alcohol abuse
  • Health issues of drug and alcohol use
  • Drug and DUI laws
  • Resource options

 

Drug Education

HMPS offers both 12 and 24 -hour Alcohol & Drug Education Classes. Participants in these classes are provided with information about the biological, psychological, and social consequences of substance use and abuse. An overview of the potential legal consequences of possession and/or use of drugs/alcohol is provided. For those attending the 12 hour program, there is also an introduction to the signs and symptoms of addiction and its treatment.

 

Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) Evaluations

HMPS conducts various evaluations for individuals who are trying to get their driver's licenses reinstated. First, for those who have recently been cited for Driving Under the Influence (DUI), the DMV may require an initial substance abuse screening evaluation following a suspension. As well as for individuals whose license has been revoked, most DMV requires a Licensed Mental Health Counselor to conduct an evaluation and provide a recommendation regarding the reinstatement of the license.

 

Anger Management

This program concentrates on improving impulse control, increasing clients' self-awareness of their controlling and aggressive attitudes and behavior, reducing hostile thinking patterns, enhancing their sense of personal responsibility and pro-social attitudes, and building multiple skills, e.g., conflict-resolution, problem-solving, communication, and positive self-talk. This group typically meets once weekly for a minimum of 10 weeks.


REFERRAL SOURCE

Self- Referrals, Court Referrals, Community Based Organizations, Private Organizations

 

If applicable, please bring your court paperwork and know your date of violation and next court date.

Call today to schedule an immediate private intake.
Please call (703) 898 8760
Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Drug and alcohol testing is provided by Chemical Detection Services, Inc.