In Vermont, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program (IDRP) provides people convicted of driving under the influence with the opportunity to openly examine facts about alcohol and other drugs, and discuss the role these substances play in their life. The program curriculum includes lectures, reading materials, videos and small group discussions.
If you are convicted of DUI, you must successfully complete the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program before your privilege to drive can be reinstated. If treatment is required, you must successfully complete a treatment program with a licensed or certified alcohol and drug counselor. The program evaluator will explain the process and requirements at your intake evaluation.
Due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules, the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program can correspond with all of the program's clients, counselors, family members, attorney, any state DMV including Vermont, etc. providing that the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program has a State of Vermont IDRP Release of Confidential Information form signed by the client. The program cannot release any information without having this signed form on hand.
Other requirements or suspensions may need to be satisfied before your privilege to drive can be reinstated. In these instances, contact the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles at 802-828-2050.
Weekday or Weekend Programs
If you have a first or second offense, you may choose to participate in the weekday or weekend Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program. If you have a life suspension, please complete an intake at the IDRP office in your area—completion of the educational component of the IDRP is not required.
Weekday IDRP programs are held at the following locations. Call the facility in your area to register.
|Hartford||Health Care & Rehabilitation Services||802-886-4500|
|Middlebury||Counseling Service of Addison County||802-388-6751|
|Montpelier||Central Vermont Substance Abuse Services||802-223-4156|
|Newport||Northeast Kingdom Human Services||802-334-5246|
|Rutland||Rutland Mental Health||802-747-3588|
|St. Johnsbury||Northeast Kingdom Human Services||802-748-1682|
|Springfield||Health Care & Rehabilitation Services||802-886-4500|
Weekend programs are offered at two locations. Call or go to the agency website for registration information.
|Northeast Kingdom Human Resources||802-748-1682|
|Clara Martin Center||802-295-1311|
Sleepy Hollow Inn,
For more information or questions, please contact the Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program at 802-651-1574 or AHS.VDHIDRP@vermont.gov. Please leave your phone number and a good time to reach you. Messages will be returned within two business days.
Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program
Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401