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I look forward to coming to work every day, not something that can be said for all jobs and employers! I feel supported as a professional and as a person with a life outside of work. I appreciate an environment that fosters professional development and personal growth and encourages me to draw on my individual talents. I have had great mentors who helped me to grow in my career and navigate the challenges of this important work. HCRS staff have a sense of humor that helps us get through the stressful situations that arise, with great collaboration and teamwork!

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program

Crash ProgramThe IDRP 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 IDRP 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 IDRP 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 IDRP School, however they must still enroll in the IDRP Program and complete other requirements.

The IDRP 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 IDRP 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 Springfield or Hartford IDRP Program, contact HCRS at 802-886-4500 for additional class areas please visit the  VT department of health IDRP website.