Impaired Driving Program
In New Hampshire, driving or operating a vehicle when the brain is impaired by a drug (any drug including alcohol) puts many people at unnecessary risk, including the driver, his/her passengers, and other motorists and pedestrians. Impaired driving is a crime.
The impacts of impaired driving are devastating, including loss of employment, injury, death, and significant costs associated with emergency services, hospital care, adjudication and corrections.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013: As a result of a change in statute to increase public safety, individuals convicted of an impaired driving offense are now required to attend and participate in a New Hampshire approved Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP) for a screening and evaluation to determine if there is a substance use disorder and to participate in treatment, education and/or recovery support services (when indicated) within a shorter span than previously required. All IDCMPs and Impaired Driver Service Providers (IDSP) must be approved by the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.
EFFECTIVE December 1, 2019: All individuals convicted of an Impaired driving offense prior to 2013 who has not been reinstated must also completed an Impaired Driver Care Management Program. All IDCMPs and Impaired Driver Service Providers (IDSP) must be approved by the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.