Oregon's Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) service system is complex with several coordinating state and local partners. If eligible, some individuals may have entered into a diversion agreement with the Court. Individuals whose DUII case goes to trial may also have entered into a diversion agreement with the Court or they may have been convicted of DUII.
Whether an individual enters into a diversion agreement or is convicted of DUII, the Court will order the individual to set and keep an appointment with an Alcohol and Other Drug Screening Specialist (ADSS). The ADSS has two roles in the DUII service system:
- Screen for an appropriate referral to a state approved DUII alcohol and drug treatment provider and;
- Monitor and provide the Court with an individual's alcohol and drug treatment compliance.
As authorized in Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) clients are required to directly pay COES $150.00 for the evaluation (ORS 813.021 and 813.240). In the evaluation, COES will determine if a client will be referred to a DUII Rehabilitation Program or to a DUII Education Program. Factors taken into consideration in making a referral include blood alcohol content at the time of the arrest, previous arrests, previous treatment and other factors related to an individual's situation.
DUII clients are required to attend an outpatient treatment program that is DUII/State Certified. The average length of treatment is anywhere from four to six months. Out-of-state residents who receive a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUII) in Oregon may be referred to an outpatient DUII services provider located and licensed in their state of residence. Oregon does not accept online programs.
Residents of states that license DUII service providers must complete a program as required for the equivalent charge in their state of residence.
If you choose to begin treatment before you see us, be aware that it is on a voluntary/self-referred basis and may not count towards your court ordered DUII requirements. Be sure and inform your treatment provider that you have an unresolved DUII. Additionally, treatment cannot be transferred from one agency to another without losing all progress and starting over. If you know you will be moving while in treatment, please discuss this with your evaluator during your appointment.