North Carolina

DWI/DUI Assessments
& Group Treatment

If you have been convicted of a DWI/DUI in NC...

the state requires you to have a DWI/DUI Assessment and complete treatment.

The assessment MUST be performed by a Licensed Addiction Counselor at a North Carolina State Certified DWI Facility. To be eligible to receive a Limited Driving Privilege, you must get the DUI Assessment.

About The DWI/DUI Assessment

A North Carolina DWI Assessment must be completed if convicted. The assessment will look at 3 areas: Total number of DWI's, Blood Alcohol Content and if there is an Alcohol Use Disorder. Anna Coker, a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, will ask a series of questions about your DWI to identify if there is more going on with regard to alcohol, or if you simply made a mistake.

Where do I get the NC DWI/DUI Assessment?

Northeastern Professional Counseling, PC is located in Elizabeth City, NC (27909) centrally located between the YMCA and FORD dealership. We serve Northeast North Carolina, including, but not limited to Elizabeth City, Edenton, Hertford, Gates, Camden and Currituck, North Carolina.

How much does the DWI/DUI Assessment cost?

The cost is $115 for the assessment. This includes getting a copy of your driving record. You can bring cash or credit card. No checks accepted. 

What do I need to bring to the DWI/DUI Assessment?

  1. A copy of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC)*
  2. A copy of the citation (the ticket)*
  3. A Driver's license or Identification card (if you have it)

*You can get a copy of your BAC & Citation at the Clerk of Court in the county you were arrested or from your attorney. 

How long will the DWI/DUI assessment take?

The assessment takes 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on if you have all required documentation.

What Happens Next?

You must complete treatment following your DWI/DUI Assessment in order for your driver's license to be reinstated. Your assessment is what determines how long your treatment will be.

DWI/DUI Treatments

NC Alcohol Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS)

The lowest level treatment program offered in NC.

To Qualify:

  • This must be your first DWI/DUI conviction
  • Your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) at the time of arrest must be .14 or less.
  • You did not refuse to take the breath test
  • The assessment determined you have no substance use disorder diagnosis as determined by the DSM-5 & ASAM standards

Program Details:

  • You must attend the required 16 hour ADETS program over a 5 day period.
  • Cost: $160 + $25 for the book

Group Treatment

What qualifies you for group treatment?

  • You have more than 1 DWI/DUI in your lifetime
  • You refused to take the breath test
  • Your BAC of was .15 or greater at the time of arrest
  • Your assessment reveals a diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder is Mild (LVL II) or Moderate (LVL III)

Program Details:

  • Depending on your assessment, you'll be required to attend 20-89 hours of group sessions over a couple months.
  • Cost: $30/hr + $25 for the book

Things You Should Know

  • 1.

    Northeastern Professional Counseling is a Certified DWI Facility that provides DWI/DUI Assessments and Treatment (ADETS/Group Classes).

  • 2.

    Anna Coker is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with more than 12 years experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field. As a DWI Provider in the State of North Carolina, she is passionate about working with people and bringing education about healthy alcohol use to her community and beyond.

  • 3.

    Getting a DWI/DUI in a small town can feel shameful and embarrassing. At Northeastern Professional Counseling, we believe in the highest level of privacy and second (even third or forth) chances.