The South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) is a statewide educational and treatment program for:
• Individuals who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI)
• Individuals who are referred by the S. C. Department of Natural Resources for boating under the influence (BUI)
• Individuals whose licenses are suspended through the state’s Administrative License Revocation (ALR) procedure. Drivers fall into this category if they are charged under the provisions known as “zero tolerance” (which targets drivers under age 21) or “.15” (which is in addition to a charge of DUI for drivers of any age who operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .15 percent or greater). An individual is also subject to ALR if he/she refuses to take a blood, breath or urine test for the presence of alcohol or other drugs.
Because thousands of South Carolinians are killed or injured each year in alcohol or other drug-related crashes, ADSAP works with offenders to reduce the number of crashes that result in death, injury or property damage. ADSAP services are certified by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services and are available in each of the state’s 46 counties.
To enroll in the ADSAP program, individuals are required to bring
• A 10-year driving record from the S. C. Department of Motor Vehicles. This cannot be a copy obtained from the internet and it cannot be more than 30 days old.
• A picture ID
• At least $75.00, to be applied to their total program costs. An additional $125 Administrative Fee is assessed to individuals seeking to clear an out-of-state DUI charge.
Successful completion of ADSAP is based on
• Attendance to all required sessions
• Participation in sessions
• Reduction of your risk of committing another violation
• Payment of all fees
Fees for ADSAP range from $500 for PRI group alone to $2500 for PRI group when combined with treatment services. Because services are individualized, exact costs cannot be determined until the enrollment process is complete.
Provisional Driver’s License
If this is your first DUI and you meet certain requirements, you may obtain a provisional driver’s license from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This provisional license will allow you to drive for six months from the date of issue, as long as you continue to successfully participate in ADSAP.
The requirements to receive a provisional driver’s license are:
• You must enroll in ADSAP.
• You must have had a valid South Carolina driver’s license at the time of your violation.
• This must be your first DUI conviction in 10 years.
• Your driver’s license must not be suspended for any other reason.
• You must provide proof of financial responsibility to the DMV (usually SR22 Insurance)
• You must pay the license fee to the DMV
Interstate ADSAP Services
If you move out of state after being convicted of a DUI in South Carolina, you may complete services with a provider in that state. You must contact the Interstate ADSAP Office at the Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission.
If you are convicted of a DUI in another state but still reside in South Carolina, we can provide services to you. You will need to contact the DMV in the state in which you received the DUI to find out what requirements must be satisfied for your driving record to be cleared. That information should be brought to Hazel Pittman Center when you come to enroll in ADSAP, along with names, addresses, and/or phone numbers of the authorities that we must contact regarding your completion. Because of the significant amount of additional work required by out of state DUIs, a $125 Administrative Fee is charged and must be paid at enrollment if you would wish to have Hazel Pittman Center provide these services.