- At the courts' discretion, DIP programs can be an educational alternative to the mandatory 3-day jail term for first time offenders convicted of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
- Programs offered are certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services with a traditional 72 hours of class time. The curriculum focuses on traffic safety, alcohol and substance use disorders, levels of license suspension and revocation, fines and levels of incarceration and small group discussions of other related information.
- DIP locations, dates and fees vary. Most operate in hotels and participants are not permitted to leave during the program. The average cost is around $500 which can be depend on hotel quality.
- Offenders who receive forms of public assistance, including but not limited to SSI, disability and Medicaid, termed indigent offenders, may be eligible for state assistance to help pay the fee for a DIP class.
To find out more please contact a DIP Provider: