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Maryland’s DUI Alcohol Education Program Requirements

If you have been convicted of a DUI or DWI in the state of Maryland, you may be required to take a 12-Hour Alcohol Education Program, which is “an instructional program intended to provide rehabilitation for individuals convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).” There are several ways you can be referred to the program.

  • You were referred by a District Court judge

  • You were referred by an Administrative Law Judge in the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH)

  • You applied for a new driver’s license after your original license was revoked due to an alcohol-related incident.

The MVA will send you a letter informing you that you are required to take an Alcohol Education Program course. You will also have to take a preliminary alcohol assessment to determine if you are an alcohol abuser or dependent. If you are found to be in one of these two categories, you will have to take the 26-week Alcohol Treatment Program. This program includes the curriculum of the Alcohol Education Program. If you are required to attend one of these programs in Maryland and do not do so, your driver’s license will be suspended.

Here at The Bergand Group we offer both the 12-hour Alcohol Education Program as well as the 26-week Alcohol Treatment Program. Both are COMAR certified by the state of Maryland. For more information, please click here.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. At The Bergand Group in Baltimore, MD our therapists have over twenty years’ experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehabilitation and drug rehabilitation. To speak with someone at our office, please call us at 410-853-7691.

About The Bergand Group:

The Bergand Group is located in Lutherville, MD under the careful supervision of Dr. John Steinberg and Dr. Paul Giannandrea. The pair has created a true Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment program in The Bergand Group. Two complimentary doctors to provide a setting in which patients can be treated and in which clinicians can work that embodies the core principles Dr. Steinberg and Dr. Giannandrea have held to in over 25 years of practice to form the Bergand Group.

As the treatment of mental health and addiction disorders requires addressing each patient’s individual needs, the ability to individualize that treatment is essential. The Bergand Group offers varying levels of intensity in outpatient services, both individual and group. Efforts are made to match clients with appropriate therapists. Pharmacologic therapy, drug monitoring and prescribing, use of antagonist and blocking agents, buprenorphine- both detox and maintenance, are offered.

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