Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Waupaca County does not currently offer treatment services at this time, but remains a resource for anyone looking to help themselves or a loved one.
If you are looking for treatment services, for outpatient, residential or sober living, please feel free to call, 715-258-6304 and we will assist with any consultation, and refer you to a provider in the area.
Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (OWI) Assessments
I got an OWI, now what?
If you’ve been arrested for an OWI, regardless if you’ve been convicted, you will have to have an assessment in the county where your physical address is, NOT the county where you were arrested.
State statutes require you to sign up for an OWI assessment within three (3) business days after a court conviction. If you have not scheduled an assessment within that period, you will be in non-compliance with the Department of Transportation and your license may be suspended.
Can I have an assessment before I am convicted?
Yes! In fact, if you want Huber privileges after conviction, an OWI assessment is a requirement prior to reporting to the jail.
What’s the process?
You must come in person to the 2nd floor of the Waupaca County Courthouse, located at 811 Harding Street, in Waupaca to fill out paperwork.
Office Hours: Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 AM- 3:30 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 AM- 5:30 PM
To schedule an assessment, you will need to bring the following:
- A minimum of $100 as a down payment to reserve your appointment time.
- (The total cost for an assessment is $250, and needs to be paid in full before you meet with the assessor)
- Incident report/arrest report—we need the report that has the officer’s narrative, explaining in detail your police contact. If your OWI occurred many years ago, and the arresting agency no longer has the report on file, we will need a letter stating so.
Your OWI assessment will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
If you are under 18 years old, you must bring a parent or guardian with you at the time of the assessment in order to sign appropriate paperwork.
How can I pay?
You can pay via cash, cashier’s check, money order or personal check; we do not accept credit/debit cards at this time.
NOTE: If you are paying for someone other than yourself, we will not provide a reimbursement should you choose to cancel your payment. You will need to discuss payment with the individual being assessed.
What happens if I miss my appointment or need to reschedule?
A 24 hour notice is required to reschedule or cancel an appointment without penalty. If you are having a medical or family emergency and submit proof, only then the $100.00 fee is waived.
If you cancel under the 24 hour mark, or “no call/no show”, your $100 deposit will be forfeited, and you will need a new $100 payment in order to reschedule your assessment time.
**If you are under the influence the day of your assessment,
your appointment will be cancelled and you will lose your $100 deposit**
Safe Streets Treatment Option Program (SSTOP)
What is SSTOP?
SSTOP provides 2nd and 3rd time OWI offenders an alternative to jail, this is a voluntary program, where a portion of their jail time “stayed” and successfully complete SSTOP, the remainder of days are dismissed. If a participant is discharged unsuccessfully from the SSTOP program, the sentencing court will be notified and the client may have to sit the remainder of their sentence.
The program is 12 monthly meetings with the coordinator, mandatory sobriety verified through random urine chemical screens, and compliance with any ordered treatment/programming and court ordered items.
NOTE: SSTOP is not considered AODA treatment; this is “case management” and will not count towards any treatment requirements for your Driver Safety Plan or probation and parole.
How do I get into SSTOP?
Prior to conviction, you can be screened for eligibility over the phone by calling the secretary at 715-258-6304. The SSTOP requirements will be explained to you. If found eligible, an acceptance letter will be sent to the district attorney’s office and the judge handling your case will receive a copy of the letter.
The judge will approve or deny the request, and determine the client’s sentence, ordering SSTOP participation requirements into the Judgment of conviction.
The client will serve any outstanding jail time, and contact this office to schedule their SSTOP intake. The first session will include a urine chemical screen, and go over the formal contract and rules of the program.
A client may withdraw from the program at any time, but will be liable for any outstanding jail time and/or fees owed to the program.
How much does it cost?
The total program cost is $240, but clients do not have to pay in full.
We collect $20 for each session, and clients can pay the day of their appointment.
Clients can pay via cash, cashier’s check, money order or personal check; we do not accept credit/debit cards at this time.
“No call, No show” for appointments will result in a $25 charge.
Clients must be paid in full before they are considered to be “successfully discharged”.