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What should I wear and What can I bring?
Dress in comfortable, but appropriate, attire. No tank tops or halter tops, drug or alcohol related clothing or hats are allowed. Please pack appropriately for the stay. Luggage is limited to one suitcase. In addition, you may also bring one personal bag such as a purse or drawstring backpack. Please limit clothing to 4 change of outfits. A maximum of two pairs of shoes will be allowed.
Can I bring snacks?
We recommend you bring your own snacks and beverages in original sealed containers. You will be able to purchase snacks and beverages at the hotel. No coolers allowed.
Is smoking allowed?
Yes, smoking is allowed in designated areas only. Cigarettes and nicotine vape pens must be brought in their original package and be sealed. Only sealed nicotine vape pen brands are allowed at the program. There is no smoking in hotel rooms. If you are caught smoking in your hotel room, you will be dismissed from the program immediately.
Can I bring medications?
All prescription and over-the-counter medications must be in original containers. Only bring enough medications for the weekend. No daily pill organizers allowed. Your medications will be checked-in and held in a lock box during your stay.
Is the DIP like jail?
No, a DIP isn't like jail. Ohio's drunk driving law is a tough one though, and because we know this has been a difficult time for you, we make sure our program is not like jail. SAPI will ensure you are treated as a "client" of the program, not a criminal. This means you'll be treated with dignity and respect by all staff members.
Why should I attend this program? I'm not an alcoholic!
SAPI is not a rehabilitation program. We don't label our clients or assume that they have drinking problems. SAPI is for people who are in trouble with the law because of alcohol or other drugs. Part of your weekend will be spent in movies and lectures that will provide information with which you can make more informed decisions about drinking and use of drugs. You'll also spend some time in small group discussions and individual consultation with our professional staff for a screening, and possibly assessment. These professionals will assist you in developing a plan that will help you stay out of trouble in the future. We provide some quiet time for rest and personal reflection as well.
Who will know I attend the DIP and what happened there?
SAPI will only release information about you after receiving your permission in writing. We take our clients' confidentiality and privacy very seriously. In fact, we are even bound by federal and state laws to protect it. However, we are not responsible for any breach that takes place in a public area at the hotel location. All clients are aware of the use of cellphone policy during the program and we are not responsible if a client breaks your confidentiality.
Can I bring my service dog?
Yes you may bring your service dog, however emotional support animals are not allowed. Under Title II and III of the ADA, service animals are limited to dogs. While Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA.
Is SAPI certified?
Yes. SAPI is certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. As a certified program, SAPI conforms to all appropriate state regulations.