Self-Help Groups Can Help Provide Lifelong Recovery from Alcohol

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After a DUI conviction or arrest, you may have been referred to a local support group such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). If you choose to, attending these self-help organizations can support your recovery process.

Local Self-Help Groups

If you are still a participant or recent graduate in DUI court, or on probation, local self-help groups can continue maintaining your recovery goals in addition to your mandated requirements from a DUI.

Jose Montoya, a former Smart Start Ignition Interlock client, completely transformed his life after years of alcohol abuse. He not only changed his life for the better, but he sought to change others’ lives who were going through the same struggles that he did.

Jose’s organization, The Mountain Star Rehabilitation Foundation (MSRF), is in El Paso, Texas. MSRF is a non-profit organization that assists DWI Court Treatment and Intervention Program graduates and their families with the right support to a lifelong recovery from alcohol.

Although MSRF is in El Paso and provides support for local DWI Court Program graduates, there are many support organizations throughout the U.S. with the same mission as MSRF’s. In fact, there are numerous choices people can turn to so they can maintain their recovery that include organizations, agencies, support groups and hotlines.

Ignition Interlocks

A DUI-related requirement can include an Ignition Interlock, which physically stops someone from starting their vehicle if they’re too intoxicated to drive. Although it is a requirement, these devices can provide accountability and help abstain from the decision to abuse alcohol. In fact, after your DUI case requirements have been met, you can continue to keep your device on a voluntary basis.

With tools, supervision, treatment and local resources to reach out to such as self-help groups, a person can truly turn their life around for the better.

Need an Ignition Interlock?

Smart Start can get you back on the road safely if you must install an Ignition Interlock to meet court and/or state DUI requirements. We also offer a voluntary Ignition Interlock program to those who want to hold themselves accountable while driving. To schedule an installation appointment or for more information, call Smart Start at (800) 831-3299 or fill out our short online form.