Disclaimer

The materials available at this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain advice regarding any particular issue or problem. Use of and access to this Web site or any of the e-mail links contained within the site do not create an attorney-client relationship between Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, S.C. and the user or browser. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the firm or any individual attorney.

Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
("AODA")

What is an AODA Program?

Alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) treatment programs, also know as community substance abuse programs, are a wide range of programs for persons affected by alcohol or drugs. These programs include detox centers, day treatment, inpatient/outpatient facilities, residential programs, and intervention/prevention efforts.

Will I have to complete an AODA assessment if I'm convicted of OWI?

If you're convicted of an OWI, under Wisconsin Administrative Codes, you will be court-ordered to:

  • Schedule an assessment within 72 hours of your court date

  • Complete an assessment within 14 days of the court order, or 30 days after the Department of Transportation order

  • Complete referrals as identified on your Driver Safety Plan

  • Pay assessment fees

What happens at the assessment?

An assessment is an interview process designed to explore and address alcohol and/or other drug use. The goal of the assessment is to identify and address issues that may lead to a future OWI offense. 

During the assessment, the assessor will:

  • Conduct an interview to identify drug and alcohol use habits

  • Develop a Driver Safety Plan

 

Any information provided during an assessment is strictly confidential.

What happens after the assessment?

As part of the assessment process, a Driver Safety Plan (DSP) will be developed.  This plan will:

  • Reveal an understanding of drug and alcohol use

  • Provide education or treatment opportunities

  • Include referrals to other agencies if additional treatment is needed.

 

Is there a fee?

 

Yes, there is an assessment fee. The amount of the fee differs between counties. Please consult the "Counties" tab at the top of this page for more information on a particular county.