Treatment and Evaluations

We understand that life sometimes leads us down unexpected paths, and we’re aware of the complex emotions that can accompany an OUI charge, we are here to provide support, efficiency, and professionalism while keeping your well-being at the forefront of our approach. Our team of certified DEEP providers truly empathizes with your situation, and we are committed to treating you with dignity and respect.

Flexible appointment times.

Navigating this process can feel overwhelming.

Your convenience is a priority for us, which is why we offer flexible appointment times, including evenings and weekends. We also provide the option to choose between in-person and telehealth services for both treatment and evaluations, ensuring that you have choices that align with your needs.

a structured process

The process as seamless as possible.

In Maine, individuals facing OUI or DUI charges must follow a structured process to regain their driving privileges. We understand the significance of being able to drive in our rural state, and our trained staff is dedicated to evaluating your ability to do so in accordance with DEEP Program Policies.

Alternative Wellness Services (AWS) is a certified Evaluator and Treatment Provider for Maine Drivers Education and Evaluation Program (DEEP). The staff at AWS understand that getting an OUI can be very overwhelming and are here to make the process as seamless as possible.

The DEEP process offers various options:

You can choose to enroll in the Risk Reduction Program, a comprehensive 20-hour educational and screening program available both in-person and virtually. Upon completing a self-assessment in this program, you may either:

  1. Have your license reinstated with no further prerequisites.
  2. You may be required to undergo an evaluation consisting of 2-4 sessions with a certified DEEP provider.

If you acknowledge that you have a treatable issue with alcohol and/or drugs, you have the option to skip the Risk Reduction Program and proceed directly to treatment. To qualify for this path, you must sign a statement verifying:

  1. Recognition of the extent of your alcohol and/or drug abuse problem.
  2. Commitment to abstaining from all non-prescribed substances during treatment.
  3. Commitment to seek ongoing, voluntary participation in treatment, self-help, or both as needed.

we are dedicated to our community.

Get back on the road.

AWS adheres to the policies and procedures set forth by the Office of Behavioral Health. We are dedicated to our community, offering our services with genuine commitment. It’s important to note that DEEP evaluations are not billable to insurance companies and must be paid out of pocket, while DEEP treatment may be reimbursable by your insurance plan. Our fees are set at fair and reasonable rates, making our services accessible to everyone.

Our friendly and proficient staff is readily available to address any additional questions you may have about the process. If you’d like to speak with someone from our office, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your journey to reclaiming your driving privileges is our top priority, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Your therapist will discuss their findings with you. Together, you’ll create a plan that aligns with your needs and objectives. You’ll work closely with your counselor to set goals and choose strategies that align with your challenges and strengths. This partnership empowers you to actively address your concerns and enhance your life.

Your progress will be regularly reviewed, and the plan can be adjusted as needed. We recognize that personal growth is an ongoing process, and we’re here to ensure your plan adapts to your changing needs.

start this journey today

Take the first step towards support.

Take the first step towards the support you need by calling 207.494.8010 to learn more about our program. If you are ready to start treatment, please call the DEEP office and ensure your referral is sent to Alternative Wellness Services. Please note that we cannot initiate your care until we receive your referral from the DEEP Office.