MHSA DUIL Program
The Middlesex Driving Under the Influence of Liquor (DUIL) Program is a 14-day residential clinical support program. Founded in 1985 to provide an educational and counseling-based alternative to incarceration for those convicted of a second OUI offense in Massachusetts. Since that time, MHSA Middlesex DUIL Program has served more than 47,000 clients, over 98% of whom have completed the program successfully.
The Middlesex DUIL Program accepts clients through a direct referral from a trial court. The DUIL Program also accepts clients ages 18-21 convicted of a first offence under “Melanie's Law,” as well as self-referrals and special referrals from the courts. The DUIL Program maintains frequent communication with probation officers throughout the state.
The DUIL Program is a 14-day residential program of holistic substance use disorder education and treatment, plus after-care preparation. Some clients with limited income may qualify for financial assistance through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or a payment plan through the Middlesex DUIL Program. Clients must arrive at the program on time, with all necessary paperwork, medications, and fee payments on-hand. Clients must also successfully complete the admissions process, which is held during the first Sunday of each program cycle.
Where: Physical Address: Hall 3, Tewksbury State Hospital Complex, Tewksbury, MA 01876; Mailing Address: P.O. Box 149, Tewksbury, MA 01876. Directions
Details: Admissions every two weeks, 18+, see referral information see above
Contact: Frances Penny, Program Director at: 978-863-0048 / DUIL@MHSAinc.org