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Frequently Asked Questions

What If I Don’t Participate?

If you fail to complete your 12 hour IDRC program or do not complete a mandated treatment program or pay the required fees, your license will be suspended indefinitely until IDP/IDRC requirements are satisfied.


What Happens at the IDRC?

You will pay the IDRC program fee, participate in a alcohol/drug screening and attend 12 hours of psycho-educational training. The screening consists of completing a questionnaire and meeting with a counselor for a personal evaluation interview.


What Does the Education Program Do?

The education program, which is part of the 12- and 48- hour IDRC, contains information on social and problem drinking, alcohol and drug abuse, the impact of alcohol and drugs on relationships and their effects on driving ability. The New Jersey Intoxicated Driving Law will be explained and discussed with participants.


What Happens After I Have Been Detained and Screened?

You may be referred to a treatment program for alcohol or drug issues. If you are clinically determined to have a need for substance abuse treatment, you will need to complete a minimum of one hour of counseling per week for 16 weeks. The IDRC may require monitored treatment or self-help group attendance for a maximum of one year. You must complete this treatment as part of your sentence.


What About My Driver’s License?

Your driving privilege will be restored when you have satisfied all court and MVC-imposed suspensions as well as being in compliance with all IDRC requirements.

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