DUI Services


Intervention services for individuals charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Boating Under the Influence (BUI) are provided through the Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP).

Because thousands of South Carolinians are killed or injured each year in alcohol- or other drug-related crashes, ADSAP works with offenders to reduce the number of crashes that result in death, injury, or property damage. ADSAP services are certified by DAODAS and are available in each of the state’s 46 counties.

State law requires all South Carolinians who are convicted of DUI to successfully complete the department’s ADSAP before they can be eligible for relicensing by the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. The ultimate goal of the program is to improve highway safety by providing assessment, education, intervention, and treatment services for DUI offenders by reducing the risk of them committing another DUI in the future.

A brochure that explains and answers frequently asked questions about ADSAP can be found here:

Qualified SAPs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, along with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), requires that persons subject to the commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements and their employers follow alcohol and drug testing rules. These rules include procedures for testing, frequency of tests, and substances tested for. In addition, treatment services for CDL holders who drive under the influence must be provided by DOT-Qualified Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs).

To view the DAODAS list* of DOT-Qualified SAPs in South Carolina (and beyond), click here:

*It is the responsibility of each person listed to notify DAODAS of changes in status or renewal of qualifications. Failure to do so may result in removal from the list.