In New Hampshire, residents convicted of an impaired driving offense are required to attend and participate in a state-approved Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP). At the IDCMP, screening and evaluation will determine if there is a substance use disorder and if participation in treatment, education and/or recovery support services is indicated.
The North Country Health Consortium’s IDCMP is a NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS) approved program.
Individuals with a first conviction will need to be screened within 14 days of the conviction date. Clients should call within three (3) days of their conviction to ensure that their screening can be scheduled within the 14-day timeframe. The screening will determine if there is a possibility of a substance use disorder. If there is a positive finding for the possibility of a substance use disorder, the client will need an evaluation conducted by the IDCMP within 30 days of their conviction date. If the evaluation yields a positive finding, a service plan, which may include treatment, education, and recovery support services, will be developed. If the evaluation or screening findings are negative for a substance use disorder, the client will have to successfully complete an approved 20-hour Impaired Driver Education Program (IDEP).
For an individual who is convicted of an aggravated, second, or subsequent offense, the client will need to schedule an evaluation within 30 days of release from House of Corrections (HOC). The evaluation then must be conducted within 60 days of release from HOC. The Client will also still be required to be screened, which would occur before the evaluation. Clients should call the IDCMP within three (3) days of release from HOC to ensure their court-ordered time frames can be accommodated for scheduling. All persons convicted of an aggravated, second, or subsequent offense will have a service plan developed, which may include treatment, education, and recovery support services. If the client can provide proof of having completed an approved 20-hour Impaired Driver Education Program (IDEP) within the past five years of their intake date, they will not be required to complete another IDEP. Clients will have to retake IDEP if more than five years has elapsed since they last completed an IDEP.
For more information or to schedule your intake appointment, please call: (603)259-3700 x230