DUI and DWI are terms that refer to operating a motor vehicle while impaired by illegal drugs or alcohol. The biggest difference between the two is only in what the letters stand for. Throughout the United States, the laws vary regarding how a DUI or DWI is dealt with.
CARE Consultants Treatment Centers views the alcoholic as one whose life has become unmanageable because of alcohol; we believe the only effective treatment for this illness is total abstinence from alcohol and other illegal substances. The treatment program will be specifically designed to educate the alcoholic about his/her disease. The education program will include facilitation, films, information handouts, group / individual / family counseling sessions, random urinalysis and breathalyzer testing
Education allows the client to make an informed decision about treatment. The education component of treatment is designed to assist the client in a self-diagnosis of their illness, thereby reinforcing the need for treatment and motivating the client to follow through with the program. Clients will be encouraged to participate in self-help groups (AA, NA, ACOA, etc.) as an effective method of treating the disease on an ongoing basis. Finally, clients will be assisted in recognizing that they, themselves, are responsible for their ongoing abstinence and sobriety.