Adult/Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Wilson Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that having a DUI can be a difficult and confusing time. We are here to make that process as seamless as possible. Having all the intake paperwork completed and having any court documents at the time of the assessment will aid in the process.

1. How much does your DUI Class cost? The Prime for Life education class costs $220 plus $20 for the workbook. The State requires every class participant have a workbook. They actually cost $25, but we only charge you $20. We require that the workbook be paid for and $100 deposit to start classes. Workbooks can be mailed for a shipping fee if you live out of town.

2. When are your Prime for Life (DUI) classes? We currently offer DUI classes twice per week – Wednesday evening and Saturday midday. We hope this helps with not having to miss any more work and lets you finish in less than 4 weeks.

3. What happens if I miss a DUI class? The class can be made up during the next round of classes. The State requires that that specific class be made up. It is important to remember that you must complete your classes within 90 days of your enrollment if it is a DUI 1st.

4. How long will I have to come? If you qualify for the education class, you can complete this is in 3 ½ weeks (7 classes). If you have more than one DUI, you won’t qualify to take the education class and instead you will have to do outpatient treatment, usually 1 year. Your clinician will talk with you about how often you will need to attend sessions during that time. Individual treatment sessions are usually 1.0 hour and group is 1.5 hours.

5. How much does treatment cost? We can bill your insurance for individual and/or group treatment if you qualify for a substance use disorder, so it depends on what insurance you have. We can help you calculate how much you will have to pay out-of-pocket for co-pays or deductibles.

6. When can I get my license back? This depends on when you were convicted of your DUI, how many DUIs you have had in the last 10 years, and when you complete the required education/treatment. Your assessor can help you answer this question based on your individual situation or you can contact the Transportation Department.

7. Can I do my classes online? Yes, you can do classes online, at least during the pandemic. We are currently holding classes on Zoom. When the pandemic ends, the State will tell us if we are allowed to keep doing classes online or if they have to be in-person.

8. Do you do sessions offsite at homes/schools/or other agencies? We cannot do DUI classes offsite. It has to be in an AODE certified facility. Telehealth can be a good option. Talk to your clinician about what your needs are and we will do our best to help.

9. The judge said I need DUI classes, so when can I start? You can start any time. The law changed recently that you can go ahead and start education or treatment even if you haven’t been convicted yet. You cannot be entered as “completed” in the official Kentucky DUI system until you have been convicted, though.

10. Can I do multiple treatment sessions in a week to finish faster? It depends. For DUIs, there are rules about how long you must attend if treatment is recommended. After the assessment, your clinician will talk to you about your options.

11. How often do I have to come to treatment sessions to get the free drug tests? There is no minimum. We just require that you be an active ongoing client.

12. I already completed some treatment somewhere else. Can that count for my DUI? Probably yes. We try to help you get credit for all of the treatment that you have already completed. You must have written documentation of this treatment.

13. Where do I find my DUI documents? When you received the DUI, you should have been given a citation. This is a form that the police fill out. When you go to Court, the Court will give you a copy of what the Judge’s orders were. These documents both have information that your assessor needs. If you can’t find these, you can contact the clerk at the court to ask for copies. The Clerk can fax or email the agency with the information. We will help you with this.

14. What happens if I can’t afford to pay for the class? Part of “completing” DUI classes is paying for them. All fees must be paid in the 90-day window for a DUI 1st in order to complete and be eligible to get your license back. Group fees or individual sessions will need to be paid at time of service.

15. What is an Interlock system and where do I get one? Here is the link for certified Interlock installers. https://drive.ky.gov/driver-licensing/Pages/Ignition-Interlock-Program.aspx

16. How do I get my license back? Will I have to take the permit or driving test again? To get your license back, you must complete the recommended education or treatment, pay for the services, and make sure you have given the information that must be entered in the State DUI system. We will “complete” you when all these things are done. Then you must pay your $40 reinstatement fee with the Transportation Department. drive.ky.gov | Driver's License & ID Cards



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