Drug & Alcohol Deterrence Program

In 1986, the Superior Courts of Orange County, along with concerned Doctors, Hospitals, Law Enforcement partnered with OneOC to tackle the alarming rise in DUI-related fatalities, accidents, and arrests among youth aged 15-25. The Drug & Alcohol Deterrent Program (formerly YDAD) was born to create a lasting impact by raising awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence and instilling deterrence among this high-risk age group. Today, the program has expanded to all ages, empowering over 45,000 participants and being replicated in numerous U.S. cities. Involved in alternative sentencing options for more than 30 years, this model program has been showcased in television newscasts and replicated in many counties across the US.

About The Program

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Drug And Alcohol Deterrence Program

Helps participants learn from the mistakes of others rather than making their own over and over again. This program offers participants unique insights into the effects of alcohol and drugs on their lives, and shows them the real-life consequences of their choices. The curriculum is comprised of 4 components, 3 classes; Drug and Alcohol Awareness, Sheriff Coroner Morgue presentation, a visit to a local hospital trauma unit at night and a 1,000 word essay. Classes are held year round every month.

The community has experienced a reduction in DUI accidents, arrests and re-arrests, fatalities and ER visits. Since its inception, it has been instrumental in reducing the recidivism rate from over 35% down to 1.4%. Orange County has experienced a 21% drop in drivers ages 21 and up involved in drug and alcohol-related fatal and injury crashes and a 22% drop among drivers 15-20, which saves lives.

Please Note: Anyone can sign up and participate in the program without a court order; parent/guardian referrals and self-referrals are welcome.

Class Topics

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The Drug & Alcohol Deterrence Program addresses the following topics and issues:

  1. Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
  2. Alcohol use and abuse
  3. Marijuana use
  4. Over the counter and Rx Prescription drugs
  5. Other drug use and  abuse
  6. Addiction
  7. Reckless Driving
  8. Texting and Driving
  9. Social Responsibility
  10. Laws, legal process and probation
  11. Resources and References
  12. How to make better choices


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Classes include:

Participants will be presented with hard hitting statistics and  hear stories from individuals whose lives were changed because of alcohol and drug use. They experience different levels of intoxication using simulation goggles.  They learn from peers about the legal, financial, and health effects of drugs and alcohol.  They learn how to create safe practices for the future.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff Coroner presents a series of recent accidents as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, explains the physical effects of alcohol and drug use. The vivid examples of the short and long-term effects on the body are something that is rarely seen or talked about.

Participants meet at a local area hospital trauma unit.  In four hours, participants may see patients arrive who were involved in an alcohol and/or drug related incident, listen to experts from the trauma unit lecture on the physical and mental effects of alcohol and drug use as well as what they witness in their day to day jobs. Participants will see first hand how patients are treated with life saving procedures and tour various hospital patient rooms and departments.

What People Say about YDAD

I learned a lot from the YDAD program that I never learned even in rehab. Nothing at all is worth losing the life I love so dearly.  If it weren’t for the YDAD program I would not have made such a positive change in my life today.


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> How do I register?

You can register at any of our OneOC offices, located in each of the OC court houses and a main office in Santa Ana. Click here for locations, hours and contact information.

> Can I transfer my service to another area?

YES, however DADP can only be transferred to LA or Orange County areas. If you would like to do that without coming to the office you must first contact us to obtain the transfer fee at (714) 953-5597 or via email at crp@oneoc.org.


1. Contact OneOC to obtain the fee to transfer your service.

2. Contact CRP office  for questions at crp@oneoc.org.

3. Tell us where you wish to transfer your service, include city, county and state. Please provide your case number and if emailing us include a valid government issued ID (passport, state ID). 

**Please allow up to 2 business days for staff to return your email inquiry.**


1901 East 4th Street #180
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone (714) 953-5597
Fax (714) 953-1116