DWI Assessments

To schedule a DWI assessment appointment or to register for classes call 704-458-9292.  At BHIC’s alcoholism counseling center in Charlotte, we offer judgment free DWI assessments, DWI classes, Alcohol Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS), and Drug Education conveniently on weekends and evenings. We customize our programs to fit all schedules because we don’t want the process of getting your license back or fulfilling court requirements to cost you time off work or out of school.

If you or someone you know in the Charlotte area needs a DWI Assessment, please contact Behavioral Health Intervention Center at    (704)-458-9292.   DWI assessments are provided same day at our alcoholism counseling center and during times that fit your needs.


A DWI Assessment is required for everyone who is charged with a Driving While Impaired offense in the state of North Carolina. The DWI Assessment determines the level of treatment you will be required to complete in order to reinstate your full driving privilege.

What you need to bring to your DWI Assessment Appointment at BHIC’s alcoholism counseling center in Charlotte:

  •   A copy of your DWI citation

  •   Documentation of blood alcohol content at time of offense

  •   NC driving record, and if you have lived in other states, you will need your driving record from those states as well

  •   (Note: NC driving records can be requested from the North Carolina Department of Transportation)


Alcohol Drug Education Traffic School (ADETS)

Level .5 Early Intervention ASAM Criteria Service

A program for first time DWI offenders and early intervention, the 16-hour ADETS course is generally recommended when:

  •  The assessment did not identify a substance abuse handicap

  •  The person has no previous DWI offense conviction

  •  The person had an alcohol concentration of 0.14% or less at the time of arrest

  •  The person did not refuse to submit to a chemical test

Outpatient Treatment

Level 1 Outpatient Services ASAM Criteria Service

Outpatient treatment is a 20-89-hour program completed over the course of 30 days. This level of treatment is recommended when the assessment reveals more treatment is needed beyond the scope of ADETS, such as:

  •   Alcohol concentration of .15 or higher

  •   Refusal of chemical test at time of arrest

  •   Problems related to family history of alcohol and drug use

  •   Other problems caused or associated with alcohol and drug use

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient Services ASAM Criteria Service

Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) offered at our Charlotte, North Carolina office is a combination of structured individual and group addiction counseling activities and services that are provided at Behavioral Health Intervention Center. The program is offered 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, with no more than 2 consecutive days between offered services. Behavioral Health Intervention Center’s SAIOP services include a structured program consisting of, but not limited to, the following services:

  • Individual and Group Counseling

  • Strategies for Job and Career Enhancement

  • Family Counseling and Support Groups

  • Case Management and Referral Services

  • Biochemical assays to identify recent drug use (e.g. urine drug screens)

  • Strategies to Prevent Relapse and Recidivism

  • Parenting and Life Skills Education

  • Crisis Contingency Planning

  • Disease Management

  • Life Coaching

To schedule an appointment to start the process of getting back to work please call us at 704-928-7698.