Driver Intervention Programs

Meet your legal requirements within an environment of growth, support, and education.

Location + Pricing

*This program is NOT held at our office location. All driver intervention programs take place at one of the hotel locations below:


North Columbus/Worthington
Semi-private room: $375
(2 clients per room)
Private room: $575
Price includes room, meals (except Thursday evening), and educational materials.


Clyde – Red Roof Inn, 1363 W McPherson Highway, Clyde, OH 43410
Semi-private room: $390
(2 clients per room)
Private room: $590


Sandusky – Holiday Inn Express,1515 Cedar Point Dr. Sandusky, Ohio
Semi-private room: $390
(2-3 clients per room)
Private room: $590

Please do not contact the hotels directly. To reach us for any reason please call our office.  Thank you.

**A $55 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration to secure your spot in the class.**

***A $50 rescheduling fee (separate from deposit) will apply to any changed registrations.***

Prices & locations are subject to change without notice.

Upcoming Driver Intervention Programs

Our 72-hour Driver Intervention Program (DIP) is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS). We offer this program in four convenient locations throughout the year.

Full Schedule

Please note: all 72-hour driver intervention programs start promptly at 4 p.m. Thursday and conclude at 4 p.m. Sunday. This is pursuant with sections 1547.99 and 4511.19 of the Ohio Revised Code.

What to Expect

Step 1


Select your program location, date, and accomodation preference through our online portal.

Step 2


Look for an email from us to confirm your details and collect payment.

Step 3


You arrive at your chosen program and participate throughout the entire weekend.

Step 4


You depart with your state-mandated certification of participation.


Have a question about your program? Chances are it’s been asked before. If you don’t find what you need below, please feel free to contact our offices.

Can I bring prescription medicines?

We don't want to stop you from taking your over-the-counter and prescription medications as you normally would. Please bring all medications in their original containers so we can accommodate your needs. Be sure to limit the quantity of medication you bring to what you are prescribed to take over a weekend. For example, if your prescription tells you to take two pills twice daily, then you should bring no more than eight of those pills to your program.

Clients with prescriptions for mood-altering substances must present their prescription bottle with a fully intact label that shows the prescription was made for them.

What is your rescheduling policy?

Rescheduling after 12 noon on the Friday preceding your program will incur a $50 rescheduling fee on top of the total program cost. In order to reschedule, clients must pay the $50 fee in full. Should an emergency arise, it is the client’s responsibility to contact Second Chance Counseling Center immediately.

Any refund for a session cancellation will incur a $50 fee.

Will my bags be inspected by staff?

Yes. Contraband will be confiscated and may be disposed of at our discretion.

Are there any items I'm not allowed to bring?

Do not bring video games, alcoholic beverages, medical marijuana, energy drinks, firearms, knives, or weapons to your program.

Will I be allowed to smoke?

Smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Please bring enough cigarettes for the ENTIRE WEEKEND if you smoke, as you may not leave the program for any reason. Tobacco items are not allowed in the classroom. This includes (but is not limited to) cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, dip, vapes, and e-cigarettes. There should be absolutely no smoking in the rooms or on the balconies.

Do I need to bring my own food?

Your program includes catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day besides Thursday.  You may also bring your own snacks if in originally sealed packages. Should you have special, medically prescribed dietary needs, you need to inform us of this prior to arrival.

Does my program have a dress code?

Please wear casual and comfortable clothing for the weekend. Your shoulders and stomach must be covered. Offensive clothing will not be permitted. No short shorts, cut-offs, or halter tops.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need to bring clothing and personal hygiene/grooming items. Cell phones, laptops, reading materials, books, magazines, and newspapers are permitted, but they are not allowed inside the meeting room. Any violation of this policy may result in confiscation of your item(s) for the duration of your program.

What time do I need to arrive at my program?

Check-in is Thursday between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

What happens during the 72-hour weekend?

The Driver Intervention Program is similar to a seminar and follows an educational and informational format. Throughout the weekend, you are free (and encouraged) to interact with other clients as well as your professional facilitators. Direct instruction, speakers, movies, and individual/group sessions are just a sample of the weekend's activities. Discussion topics for the weekend include the following:

  • Levels of license suspension and revocation
  • Fines and levels of incarceration
  • Treatment and self-help resources for alcohol and substance use disorders
  • Blood alcohol content (BAC)
  • Drugs and the definition of legal impairment
  • Symptoms of alcohol and other substance use disorders
  • The progressive nature of alcohol and substance dependence
  • Physical, psychological, and social consequences of alcohol and other substance use
  • Physiological and psychological effects of alcohol and other substances on driving performance.
Can I have visitors or leave at any time during my stay?

No. Visitors are strictly prohibited except in the case of an approved item drop off. Any client that leaves their room during restricted hours or leaves the hotel at any point without approval and without rescheduling with the counselor on duty will forfeit their spot with no refund. Clients may then re-register at the full price for a program at a later date. Should this happen, Second Chance may be required by law to contact the client's probation officer or governing authority.

Can I use the pool/exercise area at the hotel?


Does SCC take out of state cases?

Yes. Please call the office for further information on out of state cases.

Is your program state certified?


Can I have extra stuff dropped off?

Yes, you are permitted to have someone outside of the program drop small items such as clothing, sealed cigarettes, or cash at the front desk. Please let a staff member know ahead of time about any drop offs. All items should be in a bag labeled with "SCC" and your full name. All dropped-off items are subject to a search by SCC staff.

Are there any other rules or responsibilities I should know about?

Our registration page contains a complete list of DIP rules, regulations, and client rights and responsibilities. When checking, please make sure you choose the appropriate paperwork for your chosen location. Your program location address is on page 4 of your registration paperwork.

Here are a few of the important points to remember:

  • Do not use any mood altering substances for at least 72 hours prior to attending the program, as you may be subject to a urinalysis, breathalyzer, or room check at any time.
  • Clients must complete the entire 72-hour program to receive their completion certificate for the court.
  • Cell phones, tablets, and laptops must remain in your hotel room at all times.
  • You must pay the total cost of your program 10 calendar days prior to the start of the weekend. If a client has not paid their balance in full at that time, they will be removed from the roster and asked to reschedule. Payment is each individual client's responsibilty. Second Chance Counseling Center is not responsible for contacting clients to obtain payment. It is also solely the client's responsibility to read all rules and regulations regarding the program and to come fully prepared with their completed registration paperwork and necessary items for the weekend.

Please address any questions/concerns about payment with Second Chance Counseling Center staff immediately.

What should I expect?

Upon arrival at the hotel (no later than 5pm Thursday) you will check in with a staff member, complete the registration form process, and have your luggage checked. When the registration process is complete you will receive a room key and some time to settle in to your room.

On the first night, we'll go over the program rules and give you an overview of how the weekend will run. No dinner will be served on Thursday night — please eat before you arrive.

Daily activities consist of hearing various speakers (including an attorney), watching relevant films, attending group sessions, and participating in individual counseling. We take breaks regularly, at which point you will always be free to return to your room where you may use your phone, relax, etc.

Breakfast is served at 7 a.m. Lunches start at 12 noon approximately, and we have dinner around 5 p.m. All clients must remain in their own rooms from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. No exceptions.

There is a refrigerator in every room, should you choose to bring extra food or drinks. You will also have access to a microwave.Immediately following registration, you will receive an email detailing everything you need for the weekend (i.e. completed registration forms, toiletries, snacks, etc.).

Our staff members are always available to help you leading up to and throughout the weekend.

What's included?
  • Lodging at a local hotel
  • Catered meals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Certificate of completion
  • Program educational materials and a powerful toolset to integrate into your daily life post-program.
  • All necessary documents sent to your attorney, court system, and/or probation office within 72 hours of completion.

Please note: You must bring your registration paperwork and info with you. This includes names of necessary recipients, phone & fax numbers or email addresses to send completed paperwork to. This paperwork will be emailed to you at the time of registration and should be filled out completely. Wait to sign or date the paperwork until a DIP employee at your program can act as witness. *We recommend filling paperwork out immediately when you register so you will have enough time to collect the necessary data. If you do not have the information required, it is your sole responsibility to contact the proper authorities (i.e. attorneys, probation department, court system etc.) and obtain that information.

What is a Driver Intervention Program (DIP)?

DIPs are 72-hour residential programs that take place in local hotels.It may be presented as an alternative to a 72 hour jail sentence.These programs aim to promote safety through education and help clients internalize the severity and danger of drinking and driving. Where necessary, staff may provide an evaluation and recommendation for follow up.

Driver Intervention Program