Alcohol and Drug, Safety Action Program (ADSAP)


The South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program (ADSAP) is a statewide education and treatment program for:

• Individuals who are convicted of driving under the influence (DUI)

• Individuals who are referred by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for boating under the influence (BUI)

• Individuals whose licenses are suspended through the state’s Administrative License Revocation (ALR) procedure. Drivers fall in this category if they are charged under the provisions known as “zero tolerance” (which targets drivers under age 21) or “.15” (which is in addition to a charge of DUI for drivers of any age who operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration [BAC] of .15 percent or greater). An individual also is subject to ALR if he refuses to take a blood, breath or urine test for the presence of alcohol or other drugs.

Because thousands of South Carolinians are killed or injured each year in alcohol- or other drug-related crashes, ADSAP works with offenders to reduce the number of crashes that result in death, injury or property damage.

South Carolina law requires a person whose driver’s license has been suspended as the result of a DUI conviction, ALR or Zero Tolerance Suspension to successfully complete  ADSAP before he or she can apply to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) for reinstatement of his or her driver’s license. The SCDPS will not consider reinstatement until it receives notification of successful completion of the program.

ADSAP services are certified by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services and are available in each of the state’s 46 county alcohol and drug abuse authorities.

Axis I will orient you with the ADSAP guidelines, policies, procedures and financial responsibilities. An ADSAP clinical counselor will then conduct an assessment to determine the focus of services and the level of care that will best meet your needs.

What to bring:

  1. 10 year driving record, on the day of your initial ADSAP appointment.
  2. Identification card.
  3. Proof of Residency.
  4. Social Security card or an item with Social Security number.
  5. Minimum payment of $250.


For more information, please call (803) 541-1245.