Felony DWI Program Q&A

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Who is eligible?

The program is limited to people with professional licensing issues and defendants with reward deficiency syndrome (RDS), as determined by genetic testing (GARS), and any of the following charges.

  • Felony DWI charges (3rd DWI or more)
  • Intoxication assault
  • Intoxication manslaughter
  • DWI with a child in the car
  • Other alcohol/substance-related vehicular felony

**Exceptions can be granted on a case by case basis, please inquire.

What is a GARS test?

The Genetic Addiction Risk Score test is a proprietary genetic test, by Geneus Health, LLC. Only Precision Recovery has rights to use this test in legal settings. This test allows the treatment team and the court to determine if the alcohol consumption problems leading to an arrest are biological or a moral failing. It is the primary diagnostic instrument used in determining the neurobiological disorder of “reward deficiency syndrome” Only participants above the threshold are allowed in the program. This test allows our treatment team to evaluate and design treatments tailored to the participant’s genetics.

How much does it cost?

The program is designed to be accessible for all; therefore, the cost is covered by health insurance plans. Financial payment plans are available to cover co-payments, out of pockets, deductibles, and program fees.

How long is the program?

Program length depends on the severity of the charges, severity of disorders, and the agreement reached through the courts. Typically length is 3-5 years of outpatient treatment and monitoring.

What does the program entail?

The program consists of counseling, medical interventions, possibly neurofeedback or other intervention, case management, legal strategy assistance, and monitoring. By law, clients are entitled to time off from their employer to receive treatment. Most patients start the program with two weeks of counseling and 8 to 10 weeks of medical treatment, 3-5 days a week for 3-6 hours. After their initial immersion in treatment and recovery, patients are seen 2 or 3 times per week for 1-2 hours for the duration of the program. The program includes individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, recovery planning, monitoring via phone APP, genetic testing, lab testing, medications, and supplement regimens, etc. Patients are required to be actively engaged in 12-step programs. Compliance with all treatment mandates is the most important element of the program and factor in positive legal outcomes.

Do you use medication?

Yes. Medically assisted treatment in the form of non-addictive medications is the standard of care in addiction treatment. Your medication and supplements will depend on your genetics, diagnoses, and symptoms.

Am I guaranteed to avoid prison?

There is no guarantee against prison time. However, no participant in our program has been sent to prison.

What is the program’s success rate?

The retrospective data shows 100% success at preventing prison sentences. The rate of attaining sustained remission of alcohol use disorder has been 100%. Other programs, similar but not as complete as this program, have shown about 95-96% permanent remission from alcohol use disorder: (commercial airline pilots and physician’s programs).

How is this program different from other programs?

This is the only treatment program in the world that uses and delivers all the best empiric medical and counseling interventions for reward deficiency syndrome and alcohol use disorder in an integrated fashion. This program is based on treating addiction and alcohol use disorder as a symptom of reward deficiency syndrome.

What happens if I get a low genetic score?

This rarely happens. When someone’s alcohol consumption has led to felony charges, our data indicates the chances for a high genetic risk score are more than 95%. If the score is low, retesting and alternative treatment is considered.

Do misdemeanor offences count?

Usually not. We do make exceptions for defendants who have professional licensing issues impacted by their arrests (pilots, physicians, nurses, transportation professionals, and other safety occupations). Also, a BAC of .15 can lead to a 2nd DWI being escalated to a felony charge, and we consider applications to our program on a case-by-case basis.

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