What is the Multiple Offender Program?
The Multiple Offender Program (MOP) is a Wisconsin highway safety initiative aimed at assisting individuals who have received two or more OWIs (operating while intoxicated) in changing their impaired driving behavior. Students examine the reasons why they did not successfully change behavior after the first OWI. They monitor their alcohol or other drug use or abstinence throughout the course, self-assess their current substance use patterns and explore alternatives, and learn and apply a variety of coping strategies to help them avoid future high-risk substance use. Students also complete a Personal Change Plan to help them avoid future problems with impaired driving.
Who Attends MOP?
MOP is appropriate for individuals who have received two or more OWI charges and have been assessed as irresponsible users by alcohol and other drug abuse professionals in county public treatment facilities. The emphasis of MOP is on education and changing impaired driving behavior, not on the treatment of addiction.
Learn about the relationships between number and types of drinks, resulting blood alcohol content and level of impairment.
Learn about current OWI laws and consequences.
Understand how alcohol and other drugs affect the body and driving.
Examine alcohol use, misuse, abuse and addiction and their effects on physical and mental health.
Evaluate their alcohol use history and its consequences.
Improve their lifestyle. Participants will develop and follow a personal change plan to avoid further OWI-related behavior.
Registration: Participants must register and pay course fee within 3 business days of alcohol assessment to remain incompliance with driving privileges.
Attendance: Participants must attend all 33 hours.
Concerned Other: Each student is required to bring a Concerned Other to two designated class sessions. This may be a significant other, friend, family member or another person who supports the student’s efforts to change impaired driving behavior. The purpose of the Concerned Other’s participation is to promote supportive dialogue that will help the student implement a Personal Change Plan. Interactive activities take place inside and outside the classroom.
Exit Interview: One-on-one interview to be completed at the final class session.
Followup Session: Scheduled about three months after the end date. Must include a review of plan progress. Participation of Concerned Other is recommended. Students will be informed of followup class date on the first session.
Abstinence during the course: Abstaining from alcoholic beverages and other drugs, with the exception of prescription drugs, is strongly recommended during the course.
Sobriety in class: Anyone who uses alcohol/drugs prior to the class meeting will not be allowed to participate. That individual will be referred back to the assessment agency for further evaluation.
Promoting Positive Change
MOP is built upon the premise that all individuals have the power to change their behavior if they have the motivation and tools to do so. Students are assisted in applying course information to their own life circumstances and provided with guidance and support for change.
MOP applies prevailing research in change and motivation to help participants alter OWI-related behavior.
Each student develops a Personal Change Plan to avoid ongoing problems with impaired driving. Students build their plans little by little across the course hours and benefit from feedback and support from the instructor and peers.
Personal Change Plans are shared at the conclusion of the course with members of the class. The goal is for each student to leave the course with a personalized, realistic and specific plan to avoid future problems with impaired driving.
Please note, on-line registration is unavailable for Multiple Offender courses.
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Call (920) 498-5526, or (800) 422-6982, ext. 5526