Hello, my first dui in nj. Part of my sentence was a 12 hour class at IDRC. The counselor who was doing Assessments thought my prescribed medications I take for psychiatric disorders, should be evaluated and tested at an outpatient drug treatment facility. The counselor at IDRC told me, if the facility felt I needed treatment, it would be up to them. I followed up with all my requirements. Took a surprise drug test. Proved why i was on the medications and signed a release to speak to my doctor. I also sat with the outpatient counselor for 3 hours. After careful consideration he determined, I did NOT have a drug problem. IDRC is arguing with the outpatient facility and wants me to do a 16 week course. Are these people insane? I called up the court administration who also thought their behavior wasn't normal and said if they don't agree with facility after i brought the letter in, to bring the matter back to court. WHY WOULD the IDRC counselors tell me it's up to the drug treatment place and then argue with them after they clear me?
The court has nothing to do with it now. IDRC gets to impose more counseling and you won't be restored till you comply. Remember that they can take into account how seriously you take their recommendations and you seem to be brushing them off. Not just actual addiction but your attitude toward your meds.
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I agree with my colleagues IDRC controls and you will not get your license back until you comply with IDRC requirements.
I think it's because they don't understand psychiatric medication and don't want you on any medication at all. You can do as they say or sue them,or both as you cannot get your license back until you complete IDRC.
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