A Program Proven Effective for the Drunk Driving Offender

What to Expect

Participant Information, Expectations and Regulations

  • Participants are required to present themselves to the Program sober or participants will not be admitted, and fee will be forfeited. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs of any type will be permitted. Participants may be given breath and/or urine tests to check for alcohol and/or drugs.
  • Participants are required to arrange for their own transportation to and from Impact Weekend. Participants who drive and park at the site will be required to hand over their keys at time of registration.
  • Attendance at all scheduled sessions is mandatory. Participants are required to be on time for all activities.
  • If a participant is taking any medication – including Medical Marijuana, this must be reported to the staff at time of registration. Please bring all prescription medications needed for the weekend and bring in prescription bottles – bring only what is required for the weekend. Anyone found giving or taking meds from another individual will be reported to the referring court and class fees forfeited. Medical Marijuana allowed only in NON-smoke form.
  • No personal televisions, radios, or walkmans/IPODS are allowed while participating in the program. If participants bring beepers and/or cell phones, they will be taken by the staff and kept secure during participant’s stay. Outgoing phone calls will be allowed only for emergencies.
  • Gambling is not allowed. Guns, knives, and other weapons are not allowed.
  • Participants and their possessions (including handbags, purses, etc.) will be subject to search for liquor, drugs and/or weapons. It is strongly suggested that purses be kept at home.
  • Participants should leave all valuables and large amounts of money at home. They may bring cigarettes if they smoke – designated areas are provided for smoking.
  • Participants are not allowed to wander or visit other units or floors at Impact Weekend, or leave premises. Persons violating this policy will be discharged from the program, and fees forfeited.
  • Participants are to attend all scheduled meals. No food is to leave the cafeteria. Dinner is NOT provided on Friday so please eat before you arrive at 6 p.m.
  • Verbal and/or physical abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Lights must be out and all quiet by 11:00 p.m. each night. Participants will finish the program at approximately 2:00 p.m. Sunday.


  1. APPROPRIATE (“Dress Code”) ATTIRE IS REQUIRED. Casual clothes, including pajamas, for 2 days, weather appropriate – (warm in cold months), including outside work clothing for community service – (clothes that might get dirty, gloves, boots). Clothing relating to alcohol and/or drugs, displayed on belt buckles, shirt, etc. is not appropriate.
  2. Wash Cloth and Towel
  3. Toothbrush, toothpaste, shavers, shampoo, soap, deodorant, brush / comb, etc.
  4.  A Small Flashlight (for walking between buildings at night)
  5. Bedding for the bunk beds including pillow, blanket and sheets, or sleeping bag.
    (Bedding needs - except for pillow - do not pertain to Colombiere Center)

All participants are expected to follow the Rules & Regulations of Impact Weekend. This includes attentive participation and timely attendance to all sessions. Any inappropriate behavior as determined by the counselor staff will be reported to the referring court for further action.

***Note: Discharge from program for rules violation will result in forfeiture of fees***

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