36 Hours of DUI Treatment

Who is most likely to get 36 hours of DUI Treatment, and what is in 36 hours of treatment? It’s a common question. Unfortunately, to truly identify who needs 36 hours of DUI Treatment, an individual must complete a DUI Alcohol and Drug Screening. Luckily, mental health and medical professionals have created a format for identifying Level One DUI clients. The DUI Alcohol and Drug Screening incorporates a matrix, making the outcome more objective. Level One DUI clients are less likely to be identified based on an opinion by setting an objective standard for screeners. Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) uses the term Level One DUI offender. The AZDHS categorizes DUI offenders into Level Two offenders and Level One offenders. Level Two offenders get 16 hours of DUI Education. Level One offenders get a minimum of 36 hours of DUI Treatment. So, according to the AZDHS, individuals most likely to be recommended 36 Hours of DUI treatment will fall into one of the following three categories. Additionally, Per Arizona DUI Services policy, due to the severity of the violation, first-time offenders with a BAC at or above .15 will be recommended 36 hours of DUI Treatment.


First, an individual is arrested or convicted of two or more alcohol or drug-related offenses. Keep in mind those offenses do not have to be motor vehicle-related.

Second, the individual had a BAC of .15 or higher at the time of the arrest and has one of the following supplemental events: (1) a history of alcohol and drug abuse, (2) admits to having a problem controlling their alcohol and drug use, (3) has been diagnosed with a substance abuse or organic brain disease resulting from substance abuse, (4) has experienced symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use that included hallucinations; seizures; or delirium or has been diagnosed with alcohol-related medical conditions like liver disease, pancreatitis, or cardiomyopathy by a medical professional.

Finally, the individual meets at least three of the following conditions;

  • Had an alcohol concentration of .08 or higher at the time of the arrest
  • Had been arrested or convicted for an alcohol or drug-related arrest
  • Has experienced a decrease in attendance or productivity at work or school due to alcohol or drug use
  • Has experienced family, peer, or social problems associated with alcohol or drug use
  • Responded during the screening in a way that indicated substance abuse
  • Previously participated in substance abuse education or treatment for problems associated with alcohol or drug use
  • Has experienced blackouts as a result of alcohol or drug use
  • Passed out as a result of alcohol or drug use
  • Has experienced symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol or drug use, including shakes, illness relieved by resumed alcohol or drug use; experienced irritability, nausea, or anxiety
  • Exhibits a psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol
  • Has experienced an increase in consumption, a change in tolerance, or a change in the pattern of alcohol or drug use
  • Has experienced personality changes associated with alcohol and drug use


As a result, when you fit into one of the categories above, you are considered a Level One DUI Client and will be recommended 36 hours of DUI Treatment. The 36 hours of treatment consists of 16 hours of DUI Education and 20 Hours of DUI treatment. Sitting in group sessions will allow you to meet the 20 hours of treatment. However, Arizona DUI Services offers all 36 Hours of DUI treatment online.


The Arizona Department of Health Services outlines the 16-hour DUI Education content. They have 11 separate items the course is required to cover. We have turned the 11 items into Five Modules.

At the beginning of the course, you will take a pre-test to evaluate your current knowledge of alcohol and drug use.

The first module looks into the Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drug Use. The module covers Alcohol, Cannabis, Opiates, Methamphetamine and Cocaine. The effects of each substance are discussed using Mental Health research and statistics. To strengthen the content we created, we have carefully selected YouTube clips about your brain on Marijuana, MDMA, and Drugs.

The second module investigates blood alcohol content (BAC), alcohol’s impact on motor vehicle operating, criminal penalties for a DUI conviction, and alternatives to driving impaired. This module focuses on BAC. What is BAC, how is it measured, and what is an in-depth look at the various levels of impairment? The supplemental videos in this module focus on the alternatives to driving impaired.

The third module investigates the Psychological and Sociological Effects of Alcohol and Drug Use. In this module, you will examine the impact drugs and alcohol have on your mind, emotions, and personality. As a result of the psychological impact of alcohol and drugs, there are significant consequences socially and economically. The third module will discuss psychological, social, and economic aspects. The supporting videos in this module will introduce you to Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD). The introduction gives you a basic understanding of the differences between use disorders and addictions.

Module four takes an Alcohol and Drug Use self-assessment. This module gives you a peek into how the mental health field views alcohol and substance use. The supplemental videos will provide an alternative perspective to addiction and help you identify some common risk factors of drug use and abuse.

The fifth and final module allows you to look into various approaches to Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD) treatments, treatment facilities, community resources for substance abuse treatment, and self-help groups. One of the supporting videos will pull back the curtain and take a deeper look into Celebrate Recovery. The other video explains the various stages of alcoholism.

Lastly, your 16-hour DUI Education’s final hurdle is passing the Final exam. You will need to score 70% to pass but will have multiple attempts should you need them. It is not uncommon for our clients to complete the 16-hour DUI Education course in one day.


For the 20 hours of group sessions, we have recorded our License Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) Robin during a few of her group sessions. There are a total of 10 videotaped sessions you will watch. Some sessions will have supplemental videos designed to reinforce the session focus. You will have 24-hour access to the 20 hours of DUI Treatment. Having 24-hour access to the treatment puts you in control of when and how much Treatment you complete each day.


So, there you have it. Level One DUI Offenders get 36 Hours of DUI Treatment. The 36 Hours of DUI Treatment is 20 hours of group sessions and 16 hours of DUI Education. The difference between the Level One and Level Two offenders is the individual’s history of alcohol and drug use. Statistically, a history of drug and alcohol use increases the probability of being arrested for another DUI. The additional treatment recommended to the Level One DUI Offender is in place to decrease the likelihood of another DUI. The focus of the 20-hour DUI Treatment is to provide additional information. You should use the further information to understand better how alcohol and drugs impact your behavior. Using the 20-hour DUI Treatment information to create healthier habits and coping skills is beneficial.


If you have been arrested for a DUI and are looking to complete your DUI Alcohol and Drug Screening, Arizona DUI Services is here to help! Arizona DUI Services is licensed and approved to offer the recommended DUI treatment. The beauty of our services is that they are entirely online, making them convenient. Our services are MVD-approved, making them relevant, affordable, and valuable. To get started, follow this link: https://arizonaduiservices.com/ulp_course/dui-screening/.



To complete your 36-hour DUI Treatment course, you will need an internet connection and a smart device/computer. Please provide proof that the 36-hour course is required by submitting a copy of your screening note (if another facility completed your screening) and court documents. Lastly, a copy of a state-issued ID is required. With the photo ID and screening note, Arizona DUI Services’ reporting will be timely.

Create your user account.

  • Pay for your 36 Hour DUI Treatment
  • If you completed your DUI Alcohol and Drug screening with another facility, upload your screening notes to your dashboard
  • Upload your state-issued ID to your user dashboard
  • Access your treatment program from your dashboard
  • Complete your 36 Hour treatment in sequential order;

16 Hours of DUI Education

  1. Complete a pre-test to check your knowledge
  2. Module 1 – The Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drug Use
  3. Module 2 – Understanding Blood Alcohol Content/ Alcohol’s Impact on Operating a Motor Vehicle/ Criminal Penalties for DUI Convictions/ Alternative to Driving Impaired
  4. Module 3 – The Psychological and Sociological Effects of Alcohol and Drug Use
  5. Module 4- Self-Assessment of Alcohol and Drug Use
  6. Substance Abuse Treatments/ Resources Available in the Community for Substance Abuse Treatment/ Self-Help Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Celebrate Recovery
  7. Final exam

At the end of each module is a short quiz, which you will answer in 3-5 short sentences.

20 Hours of DUI Treatment

Upon completing all five modules, there is a final exam. You are required to earn 70% on the final exam. You will have multiple attempts if needed to achieve 70%.

  1. Session One of Treatment Communication – Learn different communication styles, which style you use, and which is best. Look into how alcohol and substance use and abuse complicate communication. Understand the critical difference between I and You statements. Lastly, learn about verbal and non-verbal communication.
  2. Session Two of Treatment Conflict Resolution – Understand how relationships are affected by alcohol and substance use and abuse. Define conflict resolution and see how conflict resolution is used in recovery. Understand how conflict arises at home, work, and in your relationships, how it escalates, and the harm in ignoring it. Understand emotions and conflict. Learn conflict resolution techniques and the benefits of health conflict.
  3. Session Three of Treatment Managing Stress – Define and identify positive and negative stressful events. Discover ways to manage stress effectively through various techniques and better habits.
  4. Session Four of Treatment Cravings and Triggers – Describe cravings and triggers. Investigate how the brain recalls alcohol and drugs. Explore methods of coping with cravings and identifying personal triggers.
  5. Session Five of Treatment Healthy Relationships – Look at what is and isn’t a healthy relationship. Identify techniques to grow healthy relationships. Recognize unhealthy habits leading to dysfunctional relationships.
  6. Session Six of Treatment Healing Anxiety and Depression – Discover clinical and practical ways you can start to heal anxiety and depression. Identify underlying issues and healthy ways to address them.
  7. Session Seven of Treatment  Family Counseling – Watch a family counseling session and hear how drugs and alcohol affect family dynamics and can impact mental and emotional growth.
  8. Session Eight of Treatment When a Man Loves a Woman – Watch a movie that unpacks the complications of being married to a person with an addiction.
  9. Session Nine of Treatment Follow up to When a Man Loves a Woman – Dive into the unhealthy marital relationship and learn how to overcome the dysfunction.
  10. Session Ten of Treatment Recap and Resources – Take one last look at the past nine sessions, discuss the highlights, and explore additional resources to help you shape healthier habits and develop coping skills.

*** So that you know, you are expected to work through the worksheets independently and complete the 36-hour virtual content. The course will be reported no sooner than five days from the course’s beginning. This is an appropriate amount of time to process the course**

Robin Fernandez is the Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) and is available to answer any of your questions or concerns Monday – Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm.


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