Alcohol and Drug Driving Awareness – including Sober Driver Program and REVERSED (Karralika Programs Inc.)

Provides education programs for people who have been charged with or are facing charges for drink/drug-driving offences. The programs specifically for drug driving offenders, mid to high range alcohol and repeat offenders.

Telephone: 02 6185 1300 or 1800 1 KARRA (1800 1 52 772)
Fax: (02) 6169 3200
Mailing Address: PO Box 2230, Tuggeranong ACT 2901
Email address:
Location (head office street address): Ground Floor, 2 Napier Close, Deakin ACT 2600
Parent organisation:  Karralika Programs Inc.

Access Information

Maximum waiting time for service: 

  • Waiting time varies depending on course schedule

Pre-Treatment support: 

  • Active referrals and support to access other services

Target Group:

  • People charged with or facing charges for drink/drug driving offences
  • Adults
  • Men and women

Documentation required:

  • Identification
  • Concession Card
  • Completed registration form

When and how to access:
Operating hours: Courses are delivered after business hours, office hours are 9am -5pm (Monday – Friday)
Ways to access: By appointment only
Disability access: Accessible toilets, doorways and parking
Referrals accepted from: Self, Courts, Police, ACT Corrective Services
Other access information: Access will be refused to an intoxicated person; service consumers are breathalysed before each session


  • No assessment required
  • Alcohol screening via the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) conducted as self report at commencement of REVERSED program


Program type: Education information

Model: Group education

Duration and intensity: Sober Driver Program is a weekly 2-hour course over 9 weeks or 3 full days dependent on current schedule; REVERSED is a 6-hour course over 2 weeks (3 hours per session)

Philosophical approach: Harm minimisation

Specialist focus interventions on drugs of concern: Alcohol

Additional program participation information: Participants are not able to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the course and will be asked to leave if alcohol or other drugs are consumed whilst in programs. 

Additional program description: Provides 2 education courses for people who have been charged with or are facing charges for drink-driving offences:

REVERSED: Provides group education sessions related to drink driving and driving under the influence of drugs. The program includes information, skills building regarding the impact of driving impaired and support for participants to identify risky situations and promote safety. The program is approved by the ACT Road Users Services for individuals who have been charged with a mid to high range drink driving offence or repeat offences and are required by law to complete a 6 hours educational drink driving course.

Sober Driver Program: The program provides group education regarding the legal, health and social impacts of drink driving. The program uses both educational and therapeutic approaches included principles of relapse prevention. The program, developed by the New South Wales Transport, Roads and Maritime Services, is, by contract arrangements only, for people who are charged with or facing charges of drink driving (specifically multiple offences); directed by ACT Corrective Services.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

  • Staff undertake Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness training

Tobacco Management

  • Smokefree
  • Provide tobacco brief interventions (i.e. Information re QUIT smoking interventions and NRT)
  • Service has a workplace tobacco management policy


Fees: $220 / $180 concession – course program fees paid on registration or via a payment plan

Staff available

  • ATOD Worker (Clinical and Non-clinical)

Last Updated on October 2017

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