The Risk Reduction Program (RRP) is an education/intervention program mandated by law for people convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), possession of illegal drugs, underage possession of alcohol while driving a motor vehicle, or boating under the influence (BUI). The goals of the RRP are to help each person reduce the risk of future health and impairment problems created by alcohol and/or drug use, especially drinking and driving, and to understand and accept the need to make the necessary changes to avoid these problems in the future.
How does the program work?
The first step is a standardized assessment to determine a person's level of involvement with alcohol or other drugs. The second step is completion of the 20-hour Risk Reduction curriculum. The curriculum dispels common misconceptions about how alcohol and other drugs affect the body, what it takes to become impaired, and who may have a problem. Using the technique of persuasion, the curriculum teaches participants how to make choices about their alcohol use to lower their risk of having future problems. The curriculum is based on results from an Emory University School of Medicine five-year study that identified predictors for continued drinking and driving. Participant’s assessment results and these identified predictors of repeating the same offense are the main focus of the program curriculum.
Effective July 1, 2008, all first-time DUI Offenders are required to obtain a clinical evaluation, unless waived by the court. Depending on the results of the clinical evaluation, the offender may be required to complete a substance abuse treatment program. DUI offenders who get a subsequent DUI within a 5-year period are required, as a condition of license reinstatement, to get a clinical evaluation and if indicated, complete a substance abuse treatment program.
For more information on the Risk Reduction Program of Georgia, visit www.garrp.dhr.state.ga.us.
Classes are held Saturdays & Sundays from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Mondays from 6 pm - 10 pm.
Please note that children are not allowed to be present during class time.