Both the individual therapy and the women's group have been VERY helpful and yield lots of suggestions as well as food for thought. The women's group has been especially beneficial in that I've learned I am not the only one with problems and it has shown camaraderie, understanding, and friendship.
The CRASH Program (Vermont’s alcohol driver education program) is available for people who have had alcohol or substance-related driving offenses and are seeking license reinstatement.
The CRASH Program consists of a group screening (a free information gathering session), an intake (a half-hour appointment during which the evaluator does a brief assessment and discusses CRASH enrollment), a 10-hour education course (school) offered over the course of 4 weeks, and an exit appointment with the evaluator. Individuals required to follow the Total Abstinence guidelines in order to meet requirements for reinstatement do not attend the CRASH School, however they must still enroll in the CRASH Program and complete other requirements.
The CRASH Program mandates substance abuse counseling for individuals who have had more than one DUI, and is sometimes required for first offenders depending on various risk factors.
If you have been referred to the CRASH Program, you begin the process by coming to a screening. No appointment or payment is needed at this point, and the process will be explained by the Screener. These screenings begin promptly at 4:30pm at the following HCRS locations:
- Springfield: 390 River Street -- the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
- Hartford: 49 School Street -- the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month
For more information on the CRASH Program, contact HCRS at 802-886-4500 or visit the CRASH website.