Tarrant County Drug Offender Education Programs

Texas Drug Offender Education Programs (DOEP) in Fort Worth

Getting charged with a criminal drug offense can be a scary and confusing process. The attorneys at Cofer Luster Criminal Defense Lawyers are here to discuss your case, guide you through the process, and make recommendations to make the whole ordeal easier to understand. Read below to learn what is the Texas Drug Offender Education Program (TXDOEP, or just DOEP), who needs to take a DOEP class, where you can take a DOEP course, other drug education related courses you need to be aware of, and how to contact Cofer Luster Criminal Defense Lawyers , PC to discuss your case with a compassionate and understanding lawyer.

What is DOEP or TXDOEP?

DOEP stands for Drug Offender Education Program. DOEP (also referred to as TXDOEP) is a structured 15-hour course conducted over several days that covers topics such as:

  • History of drug abuse
  • State and federal drug laws
  • Dynamics of drug use
  • How drugs work
  • Cost of drug use and abuse
  • Related health issues
  • Resources available to stem drug use and abuse
  • Personal action planning

DOEP course providers must be certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services in order to offer drug treatment programs and classes that will satisfy your probation requirements. So while you might find other vendors when searching on the Internet, it is best to stick with the Tarrant County approved DOEP list. This list is vetted and published by the Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (CSCD).

Who Needs to Take a DOEP Class?

Charged with misdemeanor or felony drug charges: Under certain special circumstances, your lawyer can advise you to take a DOEP course or another drug offender education program while your case is still pending as an act of good faith that might lead to a dismissal or other special consideration by the district attorney. Similarly, your attorney may also recommend that you complete and provide the results of three or more clean UAs (urinalysis tests) as proof that you have completely discontinued any drug use.

Under community supervision for drug charge: As a condition of probation (deferred or adjudicated) the district attorney will recommend (or the judge will require) completion of a DOEP class within a certain time period. Make sure you attend a course that has been approved by the Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department.

Convicted of a drug-related offense: If you are convicted of a drug crime your Texas driver’s license will be suspended for six months and will not be reinstated until you have completed a state-approved Texas drug offender education program.

Texas Transportation Code

(a) A person’s driver’s license is automatically suspended on final conviction of:
(1) an offense under the Controlled Substances Act;
(2) a drug offense; or
(3) a felony under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, that is not a drug offense.

(c) Except as provided by Section 521.374(b), the period of suspension under this section is the 180 days after the date of a final conviction, and the period of license denial is the 180 days after the date the person applies to the department for reinstatement or issuance of a driver’s license.

(a) A person whose license is suspended under Section 521.372 may attend an educational program, approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation under rules adopted by the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation and the department, that is designed to educate persons on the dangers of drug abuse.
(b) The period of suspension or prohibition under Section 521.372(c) continues for an indefinite period until the individual successfully completes the educational program or is released from the residential treatment facility at which the individual successfully completed equivalent education, as applicable.

Where can I take a DOEP Class in Tarrant County?

  • ABBA 4Ever Intervention Program, (817) 538-5098
    • Arlington: 2611 S. Cooper Street #131, Arlington, TX 76015
  • Center for Therapeutic Change, [email protected], (817) 548-9990
    • ArlingtonSpanish Available: 1101 W. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, TX 76012
    • East Fort Worth: 6320 Brentwood Stair Road, Fort Worth, TX 76112
    • 2019 Schedule
  • Dallas Symposium, Call for class times and to register: (972) 732-1917
    • North Fort Worth: 3751 Tanacross, Fort Worth, TX 76137
    • West Fort Worth: 6400 Overton Ridge Blvd. (I-20 @ Bryant Irvin), Fort Worth, TX 76132
    • Bedford: 1800 Airport Freeway (Hwy 183 @ Forest Ridge), Bedford, TX 76022
    • Grapevine: 250 E. Hwy 114 (@ Main Street), Grapevine, TX 76051
  • North Texas Addiction Counseling
    • Northwest Fort Worth: 3539 NW Jim Wright Freeway., Lake Worth, TX 76106. (682) 215-5547 or (682) 224-1441
    • Arlington: 124 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Ste. 120, Arlington, TX 76010. (817) 795-8278
  • The Center for Psychological Services, (817) 533-0825
    • 6043 West Interstate 20, Arlington, TX 76017
  • Addictive Behavior Counseling, (817) 228-6261
    • 5527 W. Rosedale, Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • On the Road Again, (214) 247-7720Spanish Available
    • Arlington: 2373 S. Collins St., Arlington, TX 76014
    • Irving: 2505 Texas Dr. #101, Irving, TX 75062
  • Opportunities Counseling Center, (817) 360-2983, Spanish available, NOT approved for CCC4 Probationers
    • 601 University Dr., Ste. 105, Fort Worth, TX 76107
  • Substance Abuse Guidance & Education (SAGE), (817) 238-9911
    • 8401 Jacksboro Hwy, Lakeside Plaza Ste. 306, Lakeside, TX 76135
    • 3980 Boat Club Road, Ste. 207, Lake Worth, TX 76135
  • Tania M. Lewis, (817) 528-6710
    • 4200 South Freeway, #600, Fort Worth, TX 76115
  • A.L. Turner Academic Intervention, (817) 773-4132
    • 5001 Brentwood Stair #106, Fort Worth, TX 76112
  • Recovery Resource Council, (817) 332-6329, Spanish available
    • 2700 Airport Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76111
    • 2019 Class schedule

Where Can I Take a DOEP Class in Dallas, Collin, Denton or Parker Counties?

  • ABBA 4Ever Intervention Program, (682) 300-7100
    • 1512 Osprey Street #107, Desoto, TX 75115
  • On the Road Again, (214) 995-3222
    • 1711 W. Irving Blvd. Suite 209, Irving, TX 75061
  • Opportunities Counseling Center, (817) 360-2983, Spanish available, NOT approved for CCC4 Probationers
    • 517 N. Carrier Pkwy. Suite H, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
    • 1111 W. Mockingbird Lane Suite 815, Dallas, TX 75247
  • A.L. Turner Academic Intervention, (469) 254-6633
    • 5055 West Park Blvd. Suite 400, Plano, TX 75093
  • Amigos & Associates Education and Counseling, (817) 822-2345, Spanish Available
    • 2501 Texas Drive Suite 101, Irving, TX 76052
  • Recovery Healthcare, (214) 819-1400, Spanish Available
    • 9090 North Stemmons Freeway Suite A, Dallas, TX 75247
  • Substance Abuse Guidance & Education (SAGE), (817) 598-9196
    • 114 S. Main St. #106, Weatherford, TX 76086
  • Dallas Symposium, Call for class times and to register: (972) 732-1917
    • 3101 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
  • Bee Services, (214) 458-5000
    • 2724 Valley View Lane Suite 109, Dallas, TX 75234
  • North Texas Addiction Counseling, (682) 215-5547
    • 1506 Mineral Wells Hwy., Weatherford, TX 76086

DOEP Class Information Updated July 2019

Drug Offender Education Program Classes


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