DWI / DUI Intervention Programs

Gateway Develops Programs to Address Problem of Drinking and Driving

In-custody Model: The DWI Recovery Program
Using our experience obtained from providing comprehensive correctional substance abuse treatment programs, Gateway recently developed a treatment model specifically designed to address the needs of offenders convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and illicit substances, or driving while intoxicated (DWI). The DWI Recovery Program is a cognitive-based, curricula-driven treatment program developed in response to the recent Request for Proposals issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). This in-custody program uses interventions specific for the DWI population and high-risk offenders with a history of alcohol-related offenses. The initial implementation site for the DWI Recovery Program will be at TDCJ's Ellen Halbert Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility, a fully-dedicated treatment institution for females located in Burnet, Texas. The DWI Recovery Program at Halbert began operations on September 1, 2012.

Outpatient Model: DWI/DUI Assessment & Intervention Services
Gateway Foundation is an experienced provider of assessment and intervention services for individuals arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Through our outpatient treatment centers, Gateway provides baseline assessments for individuals referred by the court due to DWI/DUI arrests. In addition to the assessment function, Gateway also provides certified and/or licensed interventions for this population. Gateway Foundation—Texas is a state-licensed provider of the DWI Intervention Program, an extensive course designed for repeat offenders. In Missouri, Gateway currently provides services that are deemed "comparable" to the state's Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program (SATOP), and we are currently working to become a state certified SATOP-Offender Management Unit at our St. Louis Outpatient Program location. This will allow Gateway to provide a complete continuum of treatment services to DWI offenders in Missouri.

To find out more about Gateway's services for DWI/DUI offenders, contact us.