Counseling Clinic is approved by the Office of Substance Abuse to provide assessment and treatment for clients who have been
arrested for an Operating While Under the Influence.
Getting an OUI can be very stressful. In Maine, anyone arrested
for an OUI has to face two branches of power: The judicial system and the administrative system. You must address
the demands of each of these.
As for the administrative system (the Secretary of State), you cannot
bypass the DEEP program--even if the judicial system dismisses your case. What follows are the options and possibilities
that you may consider as you work through the DEEP process:
1. You can sign up for the 3-day Risk Reduction Program which
is an educational and screening program lasting 24 hours spread over Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday. At the completion
of this program you may either (a) have your license returned to you with no further "hoops", or (b) be referred
to a certified evaluator in the community for further assessment (such an evaluation is no less than 2 and no more than 4
2. You can admit that you have a treatable problem with alcohol or drugs and proceed straight to treatment
and bypass the Risk Reduction Program. But to qualify for this route, you must sign a statement that attests (a)
an acknowledgment of the extent of the problem, (b) agreement to be abstinent substances of abuse during treatment, and (c)
agree to an aftercare plan following the treatment.
At Dirigo Counseling Clinic we understand that this process is not
the most pleasant. We understand that you want to take care of things quickly and without any embarrassment to yourself.
We have a staff who are sensitive to your situation and do care about your wellbeing. We have various appointment times
and fees that are fair and comparable.
We have your best interests at heart. We do this work because
we enjoy it, not because it is our job or because we are paid by the state to do it. We offer affordable treatment (when
treatment is needed) plus we accept most health insurances for treatment.
We have a caring staff who will personally answer
your call, not refer you to voicemail.
If you have questions about this process, please do not hesitate to
CLICK HERE!! For up-to-date information for OUI offenders regarding Maine OUI laws and various penalties for each offense