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Chemical Dependency

Alcohol & Drug Information School

This program lasts a minimum of eight hours. It is  educational and focuses on decision making, as well  as psychological, sociological, physiological, and  legal consequences of alcohol/drug consumption  and traffic safety. The program is offered on  Saturday. Classes are often full, so schedule  promptly to ensure timely completion.  The mission of the Washington Alcohol and Other  Drug Information School (ADIS) is to promote  public safety by reducing the number of injuries and  fatalities due to driving under the influence of  alcohol and other drugs. Individuals attend this  course because their use of alcohol and other drugs  has put them and others at risk. The course  encourages effective decision- making skills and the  reduction of recidivism by providing participants  with accurate information about alcohol and other  drugs and assisting them in making changes to their  high-risk substance use

Outpatient Treatment
These programs are divided into two categories:  
1. Chemical Abusers - these are people who are not  dependent on alcohol or drugs, and use simply for  the euphoric effect. Programs for these individuals  are designed around appropriate decision making,  holistic living, stress reduction, social planning, and  perhaps mental health stressors.  
2. Chemical Dependent - these are people who are  psychologically, sociologically, or physiologically  dependent on chemicals to function. There is often a  family history of alcoholism or drug dependency  and the individual's chemical use often results in  loss of control, increased tolerance and frequent or  pronounced episodes of consumption.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

The program consists of 72 hours of treatment that  must be completed within a 12 week period.  
Classes are held on three separate days of the week  averaging three hours in length, until 72 hours of  positive treatment process is complete.

Deferred Prosecution Programs
Deferred Prosecution Programs are authorized for
misdemeanor charges pursuant to the Revised Code of  Washington 10.05. This statute allows any misdemeanor  charge to be deferred for alcohol, drug, or mental health  reasons that have contributed to the misdemeanor offence,  provided the individual begins and completes the  recommended treatment program.
Benefits of Deferred Prosecution

A few of the benefits of Deferred Prosecution Programs  are:  
The individual gets treatment.
The individual's record does not reflect a conviction.
The individual usually does not serve jail time,  provided they complete the program.
In the case of DUI, the individual does not lose their  driver's license.
The individual's insurance is often not raised individual does not lose their  driver's license.
The individual's insurance is often not raised.

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