Q | Who is eligible?
A | The program is limited to defendants with felony DWI charges (3rd DWI or more, Intoxication Assault, Intoxication Manslaughter, DWI with a child in car, or other alcohol/substance related vehicular felony) and Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS) as determined by genetic testing (GARS). Exceptions can be granted on a case by case business, please inquire.
Q | What is a GARs test?
A | The GENETIC ADDICTION RISK SCORE TEST is a proprietary genetic test, by Geneus Health, LLC. Only Precision Recovery has the rights to use this test in legal settings. This test allows the treatment team and the court to determine if the alcohol consumption problems leading to arrest are biological, or a moral failing. It is the primary diagnostic instrument used in determining the neurobiological disorder of “REWARD DEFICIENCY SYNDROME” Only participants above threshold are allowed in the program. This test allows our treatment team to evaluate and design treatments tailored to the participant’s genetics.
Q | How much does it cost?
A | The program is designed to be accessible for all. Cost is covered by health insurance plans. Financial payment plans are available to cover co-payments, out of pockets, deductibles and program fees.
Q | How long is the program?
A | Depends on the severity of the charges, severity of disorders, and the agreement reached through the courts. Typically 3-5 years of outpatient treatment and monitoring.
Q | What does the program entail?
A | The program consists of counseling, medical interventions, possibly neurofeedback or other intervention, case management, legal strategy assistance, and monitoring. By law, clients are entitled to time off from their employer to receive treatment. Most patients start the program with two weeks of receiving counseling and medical treatment 3-5 days a week for 3-6 hours for 8 to 10 weeks. After their initial immersion, patients are seen for 2 or 3 times a week for 1-2 hours for the duration of the program. The program includes individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, recovery planning and monitoring via phone APP, genetic testing, lab testing, medications and supplement regimens, etc. Patients are required to be actively engaged in 12-step programs. Compliance with all treatment mandates is the most important element of the program, and factor in positive legal outcomes.
Q | Do you use medication?
A | Yes. Medical Assisted Treatment in the form of non-addictive medications is the standard of care in addiction treatment. Your of medication and supplements will depend on your genetics, diagnoses, and your symptoms.
Q | Am I guaranteed to not go to jail?
A | There is no guarantee against prison time. However, no participant of our program has been sent to prison.
Q | What is the program’s success rate?
A | The retrospective data shows 100% success at preventing prison sentences. The rate of attaining sustained remission of alcohol use disorder has been 100%. Other program similar, but not as complete as this program, have shown about 95-96% permanent remission from alcohol use disorder, (commercial airline pilots and physician’s programs).
Q | How is this program different from other programs?
A | This is the only treatment program in world that uses and delivers all the best empiric medical and counseling interventions for Reward Deficiency Syndrome and Alcohol Use Disorder in an integrated fashion. This program is based on treating addiction and alcohol use disorder as a symptom of REWARD DEFICIENCY SYNDROME.
Q | What happens if I get a low genetic score?
A | This rarely happens. When someone’s alcohol consumption has led to felony charges, our data indicates the chances for a high genetic risk score are more than 95%. If the score is low, retesting and alternative treatment is considered.
Q | Do misdemeanor offences count?
A | Usually not. We do make exceptions for defendants who have professional licensing issues impacted by their arrests (pilots, physicians, nurses, transportation professionals, and other safety occupations). Also, a BAC of .15 can lead to a 2nd DWI being escalated to a felony charge, and we consider applications to our program on a case by case basis.
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140 Heimer Road, Suite 750
San Antonio, TX 78232