Council, Inc.

You are not alone and we are here to help!  At Addiction Resource Council our professional, knowledgable staff are here to help individuals and families who may be overwhelmed with alcohol dependence and/or drug addiction problems. Whether it is a recent ticket or an active addiction we believe in help for today, and hope for tomorrow.

Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) / Driver Safety Plan Process

Addiction Resource Council will help you navigate through the OWI Process.

You have recently been convicted of operating while under the influence.  Addiction Resource Council's OWI program will assist you with:

•    Maintaining your driving privileges
•    Educating you and addressing any substance use issues

Moving Forward

Under Wisconsin Administrative Codes, you have been court-ordered to:
•    Schedule an assessment within 72 hours of your court date
•    Complete an assessment within 14 days of the court order, or 30 days after the Department of Transportation order
•    Complete referrals as identified on your Driver Safety Plan
•    Pay assessment fees

If you are a Waukesha County resident, your first step is to contact Addiction Resource Council (262-524-7921) to schedule your assessment .  If you live outside of Waukesha County, please find the facility for your county.  Failure to complete an assessment will result in non-compliance, the consequence of which is suspension of driving privileges including occupational licenses.

The Assessment

An assessment is an interview process designed to explore and address alcohol and/or other drug use behaviors.  It is mandatory for every person convicted of operating a vehicle while under the influence. Addressing this issue now will avoid increased costs and penalties.

During the assessment, an Addiction Resource Council Specialist will:
•    Conduct an interview to identify drug and alcohol use habits
•    Develop a Driver Safety Plan

Any information obtained through an assessment is strictly confidential keeping with Federal Regulation (42 CFR, Part II).

Driver Safety Plan

As part of the assessment process, a Driver Safety Plan (DSP) will be developed.  This plan will:
•    Reveal an understanding of drug and alcohol habits
•    Provide education or treatment opportunities
•    Include referrals to other agencies

Clients are encouraged to contact referral agencies in a timely manner.

Assessment Fees

You will be charged an assessment fee. Specific fee rates will be shared when you call for your appointment.  All fees must be paid in full to Addiction Resource Council at your initial appointment. Cash, personal check, money order and credit cards may be used for payment. 


Appointments are considered permanent unless there is a medical emergency.  Failure to do so will result in an assessment fee increase.

Substance Abuse Assessment (Non-OWI) - ARC will help people and families as they navigate their way through what can sometimes be a challenging time.  Our alcohol and other drug assessment will help determine what type of education or if needed treatment is necessary if you or your loved one is struggling with alcohol and/or drugs.  Whatever the case, our trained assessors are here to help determine the root cause of the behavior through our assessment process, and assist with services to intervene early.

During the assessment process, you or your loved one will meet with the assessor for approximately one hour. During this time, the assessor gathers information to better understand the root cause of the

alcohol and drug use, mental health or trauma, and provides education or treatment referrals.

There may be a fee for our services.  Call (262) 524-7921 to schedule your assessment.

Parent Power Night - At our 'Parent Power Night' we give our parents the opportunity to ask questions and learn from a panel of experts who work in the AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) field.  This panel is designed to inform parents of the newest alcohol and drug trends that the children of Waukesha County may face.  Our panel of experts include Law Enforcement, Public Health Nurse, recovering community member, school AODA counselor, a treatment provider, 'Stop and Think' instructor, and ARC's Executive Director.

'Parent Power Night' is free of charge and open to the public.  Please visit our calendar (News/Events tab) for upcoming dates and locations.

Community Talks Series - Addiction Resource Council is available to provide community presentations which provide information on various topics, in order to combat alcohol dependence and drug addiction. 

We're available to present in schools, universities, technical colleges, businesses, parent groups, religious organizations, hospitals, health care facilities, service clubs and other community-based organizations.  There is no fee for our outreach services to Waukesha Counties community members.  We're here to help!

Victim Impact Panel - This panel consists of a small group of victims of drunk driving tragedies.  The panel will share how their lives were affected by the sudden loss of a loved one.  The panel is designed to help change the drinking and driving behavior of offenders.  The panel can help offenders realize the dangers and consequences of their behavior.

The Victim Impact Panel is held at the Waukesha County Expo Grounds.  Please see our calendar (news/events tab) for upcoming dates. 

Call (262) 524-7921 to register for the Victim Impact Panel.

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