​Drivers Intervention Program (DIP)

72 Hour Program

  • 30+ years experience

  • Certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services

  • Held every six weeks - Thursday 6:00 p.m. through Sunday 6:00 p.m.

  • Fees: $425.00 (cash, money order, credit card (MC, VISA). Payment is due at the time of registration.  Participants must register and pay in full prior to the program. Fees cover all program costs including lodging, meals, refreshments, and individual screening.  No refunds

  • Funding may be available to those with Medicaid. 

  • Limited single rooms available for an additional fee.

  • DIP check-in begins at 5 PM Thursday.  Checkout is between 5:30 PM - 6 PM on Sunday.  


Drivers Intervention Program 2020 Dates:

  • January 23rd-26th 

  • February 20th-23rd

  • March 26th-29th 

  • May 28th-31st

  • July 9th-12th 

  • August 13th-16th

  • September 24th-27th

  • November 19th-22nd 

  • December 3rd-6th

You may register over the phone with a credit/debit card or at one of the following offices with cash/money order:

  • Division of Community Services, 224 Columbus Road, Athens, Ohio 45701 - Phone: 1-866-614-9588 or 740-589-3680

  • Hocking County Outpatient, 141 South Spring Street, Logan, Ohio 43138 - Phone: 740-385-9895

  • Meigs County Outpatient, 507 Mulberry Heights Drive, Pomeroy Ohio, 45760 - Phone: 740-992-5277


Seats are on a first come first serve basis. Last day to register is the Monday before the class is held. Seating is limited.  


Highlights of the program include:

  • Individual Screening

  • Audio-Visual Programs

  • Group and Individual Counseling

  • Recreation Area

  • Educational Presentations

  • Balanced Meals and Snacks

  • Safe Facility


Defensive Driving


Fairfield Inn & Suites

924 East State Street

Athens, Ohio  45701

Phone:  (740) 589-5839 (do not call hotel number to register for DIP)

Defensive Driving is Held on Fridays of scheduled DIP programs, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Register at:

Division of Community Services

224 Columbus Road

Athens, Ohio 45701

Phone: 740-589-3680


  • Cost $125.00 - must be paid at the time of registration (cash, money order and credit or debit card)

  • For those with 2-11 points on their driving record - this will give a two-point credit toward a future offense.

  • For those with 12 points (the maximum limit allowed) on driving record - this will allow for driving privileges to be restored (if all other requirements are met)

  • For those with license revoked due to high BAC while under age 21 - this will allow for retaining or the return of driver's license.



Seats are on a first come first serve basis. Last day to register is the Monday before the class is held, availability permitting.

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