Trish Breeding - Director
525 N University Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
The initial screening criteria includes the following:
Must be a non-violent offender - No Motor Vehicle Assault or Motor Vehicle Homicide
Must have a primary diagnosis of alcohol dependency
Must be a resident of Rutherford or Cannon County
Must be 2ndor 3rd DUI Offense or a 4th DUI on a case by case basis
Offender must voluntarily agree to participate
Must be potential agreement among sentencing judge, District Attorney’s office and Counsel for the accused that DUI Court would be an appropriate option
Cannot have a hold or pending criminal charge from another jurisdiction
Cannot be acutely mentally ill or suicidal
The adult program has phases to complete.
The treatment component of the DUI program focuses on alcohol and drug education and addressing issues that could interfere with the recovery process. During Phase I participants attend Early Recovery Group (focused on understanding addictive disease and identifying personal triggers for use), Relapse Prevention Group (developing coping and relapse prevention skills) and Steps Group (personalizing spirituality and the recovery process). Phase II includes Relapse Prevention and MRT (Moral Reconation Therapy) which is designed to elevate the participant’s moral reasoning and promote positive behavioral growth. In Phase III participants attend the Emotions Group which focuses on understanding the eight core emotions and learning to express those emotions in healthier ways. Throughout the program, participants are required to attend recovery support meetings such as AA, NA, Celebrate Recovery, etc. in order to develop a strong support system for on-going sobriety. Family members are encouraged to participate in group and/or individual sessions. The primary goals of the DUI Court Program are to help restore the participant to a healthy, more productive life and to protect the community by reducing the potential for impaired driving.