The IvyHouse Center for Self-Sufficiency  



Outpatient 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.   


                Clinical Assessment Recommendations 

                Substance Abuse Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment (SACOT) 

ü  Highest level  


                Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP) 

ü  3 hours per day, 3 days per week 


                Substance Abuse Outpatient Therapy 


                Mental Health Outpatient Therapy