The IvyHouse Center for Self-Sufficiency  



DWI Services  


Per the NC Department of Transportation, in 2010, there were 8,387 crashes on North Carolina roads with 3,601 injuries and 26 fatalities statewide.  Simultaneously, 48,189 people were convicted of Driving While Impaired (DWI) between July 2009 and June 2010.   


Anyone charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI) in the State of North Carolina will have to receive what is called a “DWI”, “substance abuse” and/or “alcohol or drug” assessment.  Providers seeking a DWI assessment should inquire with local providers about the expense and turnaround time to receive an assessment; and should consult with an attorney – or the Public Defenders Office – if they are indigent and can not afford an attorney.  DWI providers are not attorneys and cannot provide clients with legal advise.   


Once a DWI assessment is obtained, you have no more than 6 months to comply with the recommendations in the assessment.  Failure to start treatment within 6 months will require you to obtain another assessment, which will require an additional fee.   


                DWI Recommendations 

                ADETS (Alcohol Drug & Education Traffic School) 

ü  State mandated fee of $160.00 

ü  16 hours of classroom instruction 

ü  Designed for drivers without a substance abuse handicap 

ü  Must blow a .14 or below on a blood alcohol test 

ü  Not eligible if you refuse to blow 


                Short Term Treatment (20-39 hours) 

ü  Usually charged by the hour.  Fee varies by agency.   


                Longer Term Treatment (40-89 hours) 

ü  Usually charged by the hour.  Fee varies by agency.   


                Intensive Outpatient (90 hours) 

ü  Usually charged by the hour.  Fee varies by agency.   


                Comprehensive Outpatient (Over 90 hours) 

ü  Usually charged by the hour.  Fee varies by agency.   



To Get Started 

ü  To schedule a DWI assessment or to participate in any of DWI groups, click here to send an email (email to dwi@ivyhousecenter.org ) or call the Referrals Desk at (336) 331-3440. 


To Request Documents  

ü  To order your driving record online, click here ( https://edmv-dr.dot.state.nc.us/DrivingRecords/DrivingRecords ) to request an immediate version of your Uncertified driving record for $8.00.  *Note: You will need a credit card and an email address to receive your secure PIN code, if you do not already have one.  You will also need access to a printer for your driving record as the system will not give you the option to save it. 

ü  To request your driving record by mail, click here ( http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/records/#crash ) to print and complete the Official Request for Driving Record form (DL-DPPA-1) and Release of Driving Record form (DL-DPPA-2).  *Note: You will need the free version of Adobe Reader to open both documents. 

ü  To get a copy of a lost citation/ticket, call the Clerk’s Office in the county where you received the ticket.  *Note: There is usually a small fee for the cost of copying the document. 


                To Join A DWI Group 

ü  DWI Group Scheduler – November – December 2011 (can we link this a Google calendar or something that we can change easily without bothering you if we have a change?) 


                                The DWI Schedule for the Online Calendar should be: 


                                November 2011 and December 2011 have the same schedule 


                                Mondays 1pm-3pm, Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:30pm, Wednesdays 10am-12pm and 1pm-                                3pm, Thursdays 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm as well as 5:30pm-7:30pm and Fridays 1pm-3pm