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).
- Information about the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program
- How to Begin the IDR Program
- IDR Education Programs
- Treatment Information
- License Reinstatement
- Contact Us
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.
- Individuals with a first or second offense may choose to participate in the Weekend Education Program.
- Individuals with a life suspension are not eligible to participate in the weekend program. However, they are required to register and complete the IDR Education Program located in their area.
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.
- Print, complete, sign and mail the original Confidential Information form to the IDRP address listed on the form.
- Release of Confidential Information Form
Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program Locations
|Bellows Falls||Parks Place||(802) 257-1147|
|Bennington||Phoenix House||(802) 257-1147|
|Brattleboro||Phoenix House||(802) 257-1147|
|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|
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:
- To inform the individual of the extent and seriousness of alcohol impairment and some of the consequences of being under the influence.
- To provide the individual the opportunity to examine his/her own drinking and driving behavior.
- To evaluate the individual's relationship to alcohol and other drugs.
- To inform the individual of the resources available to assist him/her in changing his/her behavior.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- There are IDRP-equivalent state licensed DWI/DUI education programs in all states. For acceptable out of state education programs, contact the IDRP at: 802-651-1574.
- Online DWI/DUI education programs will not be recognized by the Vermont IDRP for fulfillment of license reinstatement requirements.
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
Business Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.