What is an alcohol education program?

An alcohol education program focuses on alcohol abuse prevention and counseling, education and/or treatment. Driver alcohol education programs must be approved by the Mass Dept. of Public Health. If you are facing a 1st time DUI in Massachusetts, your OUI attorney can request a 24D disposition which resolves your case by requiring alcohol education instead of jail time and fines.

The 24D can be negotiated as an alternative sentencing disposition that is technically not a criminal conviction. Another benefit is that you can immediately apply for a Massachusetts hardship driver’s license under the 24D program.

If convicted of 1st or 2nd offense DUI, the court can also order a driver alcohol education program (and/or treatment) under 24D as part of the conditions of your probation.

How much does the 24D program cost?

The 24D program has two costs: 1) driver alcohol education program cost + 2) court fee for the assignment to probation. The cost for the alcohol education program is around $600. You will also need to pay the court a one-time fee of $250.

How long is the alcohol education program?

The driver alcohol education runs 16 weeks for a total of 40 hours of class time. Classes in the program consist of assessment, self-help meetings, education and victim impact panels.

To find a state-approved alcohol education program near you, refer to the table below. For specific details on times, classrooms and cost, please contact the individual provider.

Approved Driver Alcohol Education Programs in MA

*All information for Massachusetts Driver Alcohol Education Programs is subject to change. Please contact individual providers for the most current details.

Middlesex County

Advocates Community Counseling   179 Great Road, Suite 220    Acton, MA 01720DUI 1st Offender

DUI 2nd Offender – Aftercare

Tel (978) 772-1846
Website: advocates.org
Advocates Community Counseling  11 Depot Square, Ayer  MA 01432DUI 1st Offender


Tel (978) 772-1846
Website: advocates.org
Mt. Auburn Hospital Prevention & Recovery Center  330 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge         MA 02238DUI 1st OffenderTel (617) 499-5665
Website: mountauburnhospital.org
Cambridge  Somerville  Medford


Eliot Community Human Services  86 Baker Ave, Suite 100, Concord        MA 01742DUI 1st OffenderTel (978) 369-1113
Website: www.eliotchs.org


Spectrum Outpatient Services  214 Howard Street, Framingham     MA 01702DUI 1st OffenderTel (800) 464-9555

Website: spectrumhealthsystems.org

Framingham  Marlboro


SMOC Behavioral Health Services  300 Howard Street, Framingham     MA 01701DUI 1st OffenderTel (508) 879-2250
Website: www.smoc.org
Framingham Marlboro        Newton
Genesis Counseling     24 Union Avenue, Suite 11, Framingham  MA, 01702DUI 1st OffenderTel (508) 620-2992 Website: genesiscounselingservices.orgFramingham Marlborough        Newton
Lowell Community Health Center, Inc       17 Warren Street,  Lowell MA, 01852DUI 1st OffenderTel (978) 937-9700 Website: www.lchealth.orgLowell


Lowell House  555 Merrimack Street, Lowell MA, 01854DUI 1st Offender  (Youth & Adult drivers)Tel (978) 459-8656 Website: lowellhouseinc.orgLowell


Arbour Counseling Services 10-I Roessler Road, Woburn             MA, 01801DUI 1st Offender DUI 2nd Offense -AftercareTel (781) 932-8114 Website: arbourhealth.comWoburn



Essex County


Lahey Health Behavioral Services 800 Cummings Center Suite 266T  Beverly MA, 01915DUI 1st OffenderTel (978) 921-1190 Website: noneSalem



Lahey Health Behavioral Services 298 Washington Street; The French Center, Gloucester MA, 01930DUI 1st OffenderTel (978) 921-1190 Website: noneGloucester
NFI  76 Winter Street  Haverhill            MA, 01930DUI 1st OffenderTel (978) 373-1181 Website: nfima.orgHaverhill


Lahey Health Behavioral Services 25R Market Street, Ipswich               MA, 01938DUI 1st OffenderTel (978) 356-5522 Website: www.lahey.orgIpswich


Lahey Health Behavioral Services 12 Methuen Street 3rd floor, Lawrence  MA, 01841DUI 1st Offender; DUI 2nd -AftercareTel (877) 255-1261 Website: nebhealth.orgLawrence



Johnson Street Women’s Program 66 Johnson St, Lynn MA, 01901DUI 1st OffenderTel (781) 584-8492 Website: www.bridgewell.orgLynn
Riverside Outpatient Center at Lynnfield            6 Kimball Lane         #310, Lynnfield      MA, 01940DUI 1st Offender; DUI 2nd -AftercareTel (781) 246-2010 Website: www.riversidecc.orgPeabody


Suffolk County


Boston ASAP – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs 29 Winter Street, Boston      MA, 02108DUI 1st OffenderTel (617) 482-5292 Website: www.moar-recovery.orgBoston Municipal Court (BMC)




Belmont / Arlington


Worcester County 


Harrington Recovery Services 61 West Main St., Dudley MA, 01571DUI 1st Offender; DUI 2nd -AftercareTel (508) 765-2725 Website: www.harringtonhospital.orgDudley


Harrington Recovery Services – East Brookfield 367 East Main St., East Brookfield          MA, 01515DUI 1st Offender; DUI 2nd -AftercareTel (508) 765-2725 Website: www.harringtonhospital.orgEast Brookfield   Worcester
Spectrum Outpatient Services 76 Summer Street, Suite 140, Fitchburg MA, 01420DUI 1st OffenderTel (800) 464-9555 Website: spectrumhealthsystems.orgFitchburg

Leominster  Winchendon

Community Healthlink 10 Parker Street, Gardner    MA, 01440DUI 1st OffenderTel (508) 860-1200 Website: www.communityhealthlink.orgGardner


Spectrum Outpatient Services 200 East Main Street Milford, MA, 01757DUI 1st OffenderTel (800) 464-9555 Website: spectrumhealthsystems.org




Wayside Community Counseling           10 Asylum Street Milford, MA, 01757DUI 1st OffenderTel (508) 478-6888 Website: waysideyouth.orgMilford


Harrington Recovery Services 176 Main Street, Southbridge         MA, 01550DUI 1st Offender (Youth & Adults)Tel (508) 765-2725 Website: www.harringtonhospital.orgDudley
Spectrum Outpatient Services 105 Merrick Street  Worcester           MA, 01609DUI 1st Offender; DUI 2nd -AftercareTel (800) 464-9555 Website: spectrumhealthsystems.org




Counseling & Assessment Clinic of Worcester 51 Union Street, Suite G02, Worcester  MA, 01608DUI 1st Offender; DUI 2nd -AftercareTel (508) 756-2005 Website: cacworcester.orgWorcester


Community Healthlink 12 Queen Street, Worcester  MA, 01610DUI 1st OffenderTel (508) 860-1200 Website: www.communityhealthlink.orgWorcester



If you need specifics on availability, dates, times, etc.; please contact the providers directly. For help with addiction and recovery services in Massachusetts, call the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services helpline at (800) 327-5050.