Minor in Possession (MIP) Services
- Initial Consultation, 30 minutes: FREE
- MIP Education, 2 hr Group Session: $30
- 8hrs total required for 1st offense
- MIP Treatment Diagnostic Intake Assessment: $50
- MIP Treatment, 90 min group session: $25
- 12 hrs total for 2nd offense; 20 hrs for 3rd offense
Those Under 21:
Minor In Possession
of Alcohol Education
and Treatment Click for MIP Brochure
Level of Care
MIP education shall be for youth that have received their
first MIP citation. When possible, agencies should do
all they can to conduct separate groups; 17 and under,
and 18 to 20 year olds.
MIP education shall be at minimum, eight (8) hours of
education, completed over no less than a two (2) day
period with no more than 4 hours a day.
Parental involvement shall be encouraged for a
minimum of two (2) of the 8-hour class, for youth 17
MIP Treatment Level of Care
A.) 2nd MIP Offense
A treatment agency shall use screening and assessment
instruments developed specifically for minors that
are comprehensive, culturally and developmentally
appropriate, and approved by DBH.
2nd offense MIP therapy shall be conducted in
outpatient settings, shall be a minimum of twelve (12)
hours in duration over eight (8) weeks and shall not
exceed 1.5 hours per session.
Parental involvement shall be encouraged for a minimum
of four (4) of the required twelve (12) hours for clients
seventeen (17) and under.
B.) 3rd and Subsequent MIP Offense
Youth receiving a 3rd MIP offense will complete a
minimum of twenty (20) hours of substance abuse
treatment over a thirteen (13) week period, or more if
determined by a clinical assessment, with groups not
to exceed 1.5 hours.
Multiple levels of care and recovery support services
shall be offered that meet the needs of the client and
family members, when appropriate.
Parents, when appropriate, are encouraged to participate
throughout the length of treatment.