Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program
(Formerly Project CRASH)

Project CRASH is now the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program

Vermont's Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) provides information to about how alcohol and other drugs impact behavior and driving skills, so that an individual understands their effects in order to avoid problems in the future.

In Vermont, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. A motor vehicle may be any type of motorized vehicle, including, but not limited to, snowmobiles, motor boats, and all terrain vehicles.

If an individual’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher and they are operating a motor vehicle, that person may be charged with a DWI. In certain circumstances, an individual may be charged with a DWI with a BAC of less than .08%.

If an individual under the age of 21 has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .02% or higher while operating a motor vehicle, their privilege to drive may be suspended and/or they may be charged with a DWI.

To register for IDRP classes: Go to Begin the IDR Program, or call 802-651-1574 (Monday - Thursday, 10:00 AM to Noon).

How To Begin the IDR Program

Intake Evaluation and Program Locations

The Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) begins with an intake evaluation session. Contact an IDRP location from the list below to make arrangements.

The IDRP Evaluator will notify the individual of what further requirements will need to be met in order to successfully complete the program. There is a fee for the intake evaluation.

Complete the Confidential Information Form

Due to federal privacy and security rules (HIPAA), IDRP can only release your information if you have submitted a signed Release of Confidential Information form. Without this form, IDRP may not correspond with clients, counselors, family members, attorneys, or any state motor vehicle department.

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program Locations

Region Agency Phone
Bellows Falls Parks Place (802) 257-1147
Bennington Phoenix House (802) 257-1147
Brattleboro Phoenix House (802) 257-1147
Burlington HowardCenter (802) 488-6150
Hartford Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (802-886-4500
Middlebury Counseling Service of Addison County (802) 388-6751
Montpelier Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services (802) 223-4156
Morrisville Behavioral Medicine (802) 888-8320
Newport Northeast Kingdom Human Services (802) 334-5246
Rutland Rutland Mental Health (802) 747-3588
St. Albans HowardCenter (802) 488-6274
St. Johnsbury Northeast Kingdom Human Services (802) 748-1682
Springfield Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (802) 886-4500
Wilmington/Dover Phoenix House of NE, Inc. (802) 257-1147

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IDRP Education Programs

Through lecture, reading materials, videos, and small group discussions, the individual has the opportunity, along with others, to openly examine facts about alcohol and discuss the role alcohol plays in their life.

Education School Objectives:

There will be a fee for the education school.

Weekday IDRP Education School

The weekday Education School is generally held in the evening as four 2-1/2 hour classes. No unexcused absence or tardiness is allowed. The individual must participate in small group discussions, complete homework assignments, demonstrate knowledge of the information presented, and attend an exit interview.

For individuals who are considered first offenders, or who are court ordered to attend the program, the exit interview will determine if alcohol therapy is necessary. For individuals who are considered second offenders, successful completion of treatment will be required.

Weekend IDRP Education School

The weekend program is available to individuals who have an offense that is considered a first or second offense. Individuals with a life suspension are not eligible for participation in the weekend program.

The weekend program includes the intake evaluation, the educational program, and the determination of whether or not further therapy is necessary. The program begins on Friday evening, continues all day Saturday, and ends on Sunday afternoon.

This program is offered at the following locations:

Select the appropriate link above for enrollment information.

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Treatment

If treatment is required, the individual must successfully complete a treatment program with a Licensed or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. The IDRP evaluator will explain the process and requirements to the individual at the intake evaluation.

Successful completion of a treatment program is determined by the counselor, the evaluator, and by the program director or their designee. The fee for therapy will be determined between the individual and the counselor of his/her choice.

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License Reinstatement

An individual must successfully complete the IDR Program before their privilege to drive may be reinstated. An individual may have additional requirements or suspensions that need to be satisfied as a precondition of reinstatement. In those instances, the individual will need to contact the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles at 802-828-2050.

Important: The Vermont Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program requires all clients to take a state licensed DWI/DUI education program.

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Contact Information

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, Vermont 05402-0070

Tel: 802-651-1574 or 800-464-4343 (toll free. Ask to be transferred to IRDP) 10:00 a.m. - Noon, Monday - Thursday
Fax: 802-651-1564
Email: AHS.VDHIDRP@vermont.gov

Business Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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