Massachusetts Impaired Driving (MID) Program:

An outpatient service providing psycho education and counseling interventions for individuals adjudicated by a court as first offenders or laws prohibiting driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances.

The program goal is to avoid driving under the influence and second arrest by educating participants on the effects of alcohol/substances, impact of driving under the influence on others, including victims, life management skills and assist participants in examining and gaining greater insight into their relationship and behavior with substance misuse.

If you or a loved one has been convicted of driving under the influence, the MID is here to support you. Our program provides two hour sessions over 16 weeks including an intake, assessment and exit interview.

Discussion topics include:

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Consequences of substance misuse
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Modifying substance use habits
  • Impact of driving under the influence on others, including victims
  • Interpersonal/relationship skills
  • Anger management, conflict resolution and communication skills
  • Alternate treatment modalities, community supports and referrals

Second Offender Aftercare:

When someone has been convicted of more than one charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, the SOA program is often mandated by the court. The design of the program can fluctuate during the course of treatment depending upon individual needs. Treatment can include group, individual and/or family modalities.  Our group program provides one and a half hours of weekly support over the course of a year.

Discussion topics include:

  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Impact of substance dependency
  • Achieving and maintaining sobriety
  • Coping mechanisms
  • Building community
  • Relapse prevention

Parent Education Program: Parent’s Apart:

Parent’s Apart is a psycho educational program designed to educate parents on the needs of minor children, the impact of family restructuring and the roles and responsibilities of parents who do not live together.  Program topics also include: validation of the emotional stages during the divorce process; child development; constructive conflict management and practical suggestions for effective co-parenting.

Initial intake required to participate in both groups.

Driver Alcohol Education:
Thursday Evenings | 5:30pm-7:30pm
MVCS Campus – Building C

Second Offender Aftercare:
Monday Evenings | 5:45pm-7:45pm
MVCS Campus – Building C

Second Offender Aftercare:
Contact Kathy Burnspower at 508-693-7900 x361
MVCS Campus – Building C