Advantages of Proactive DUI Treatment
If you’re anticipating court-ordered treatment for drugs or alcohol, being proactive has advantages. By taking positive steps now rather than waiting for a court mandate, you’ll not only be getting help for yourself sooner but your choice to seek treatment early may impress the judge hearing your case as evidenced by the following letter:
I would like to let you know that your letter from STI to the Mesa Municipal Court was very effective.
By way of review, I was arrested in December for DUI. My family had been urging me for some time to get counseling for alcohol abuse. This incident certainly convinced me to get my house in order and I signed up for group sessions with John Butler in January.
My second pretrial hearing was in March. By that time, I had a screening by John and had attended over 20 hours of group sessions. My attorney brought the letter to the judge’s attention, who then asked what this was all about. My attorney advised him that I was proactive in seeking help, rather than wait for court ordered classes.
The judge seemed to be pleased with this and said that the sessions I had committed to met the requirements for alcohol counseling.
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I cannot thank you all enough for everything you have done for me! You saved my life, and I'm truly blessed and grateful for the wonderful people there.—K.
As I live in California, I want to thank you for offering this DUI course online and the ease of connecting with you for counseling. Your counselors treated everyone with courtesy and respect, asked the right questions and make it comfortable and easy to listen and learn. I did come away from these sessions with more knowledge and helpful advice for my future of sobriety.—GT
Thanks for letting me attend the men’s group meeting yesterday. I was really up against a drink and needed to be around fellow alcoholics. You do a lot of people a big service as you are real with them and call them on their lies. It’s a tough disease and you can’t lie yourself through it. I needed a real meeting and so glad I was able to attend. Thank you… I feel so much better today!—R.