SATOP Overview

Substance Abuse Traffic Offenders Program (SATOP)

Assessment and Counseling Solutions is a state certified SATOP provider. ACS provides all levels of SATOP programming. The costs for all SATOP programs are determined by the state of Missouri. There is an assessment fee and a program fee. Depending on the level of SATOP required, there is a state-determined sliding scale system to for financial assistance. SATOP is a two-part process; the first step is to call and schedule a SATOP assessment, which will take approximately one hour. Based on your assessment, you will be referred to an appropriate SATOP program. The second step is successful completion of this program.

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There are four different levels of SATOP programs.

  • Offender Education Program (OEP): this is a ten hour DWI education class. The purpose of this class is to educate DWI offenders who do not have an extensive history of DWI arrests or substance abuse. In this class you will learn about DWI laws, the impact of drinking and driving, and develop personal plans to avoid future drinking and driving offenses.
  • Weekend Intervention Program (WIP): this is a 48 hour program in which clients arrive at a local hotel and stay the duration of the weekend. The program is designed as an intensive education and intervention experience. Various topics related to substance abuse and drinking and driving are covered. There are group and individual counseling sessions throughout the weekend. Meals and rooms are provided. Further details are provided upon registration.
  • Clinical Intervention Program (CIP): this is a 50 hour certified outpatient treatment program that is completed in 6 to 7 weeks. The purpose is to address recurrent, problematic use of alcohol or drugs. It is a combination of group and individual counseling that takes place two to three times per week. ACS offers an evening program and a morning program.
  • Serious and Repeat Offender Program (SROP): this is a certified outpatient treatment program consisting of a minimum of 75 hours of treatment over a minimum of 90 days. This program is designed for individuals who meet criteria for habitual substance abuse problems. This program is also for individuals with multiple DWIs, or for anyone who has previously completed CIP. If needed or desired, with client consent, ACS can refer for Medication Assisted Treatment.

You can call us at 314-849-2800 to schedule your assessment at either of our two locations in St. Louis Country or 636-931-5500 to schedule your assessment at our location in Jefferson County.