Intervention Services

Alcohol / Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP)

The Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) is designed for the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offender. It is required by state law that all DUI offenders complete this program in order to be re-licensed. The goal is to reduce the future risk of DUI and promote community and highway safety. An individual charged with DUI after February 10, 2009, has 30 days to enroll in ADSAP from the date of conviction or may be held in contempt of court and face additional fines or jail time. 

The program consists of orientation, assessment, and for those who do not need a higher level of treatment, sixteen hours of risk reduction therapy, usually formatted as eight weekly two-hour sessions. Those who do need a higher level of treatment must complete it successfully to complete ADSAP.

Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI)

Certain non-violent criminal offenders are given a "second chance" because this program intervenes before cases go to trial. In some instances, offenders are diverted out of the criminal justice system and placed into a program of victim restitution, counseling, and guidance. All referrals come from the Solicitor’s Office.

Offender Based Intervention (OBI)

This program provides substance abuse education and treatment for people who have been convicted of alcohol and/or other drug-related offenses and /or multiple DUI offenses. Referrals for this program come from the courts as a special condition of a sentence or through legal or law enforcement professionals.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employees of Williamsburg County businesses and industries can receive counseling in areas of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, marital problems, emotional stress, and other difficult life events. The Williamsburg County Department on Alcohol and Drug Abuse contracts with local businesses to serve employees and their families. 

Services include help in developing alcohol/drug policies and procedures, training for managers and other employees, drug testing if the company requests it, and most importantly, counseling whenever it is needed. Supervisors can refer employees if they exhibit on-the-job behavior or performance problems, or employees and family members can seek help confidentially on their own. The EAP is designed to keep good workers productive and to head off personal and family problems before they affect employment.