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Addiction: Safe Driving

This program provides chemical dependency screening and assessment services for individuals who have been suspended from driving. Prior to being able to apply for their driver's licence, all drivers suspended for criminal code driving offences must be screened for chemical dependency. A letter of eligibility from SGI is required for participation in the screening program and there is no cost to complete the program. All services are kept strictly confidential.

If screening results indicate no chemical dependence, clients are referred to the Driving Without Impairment (DWI) educational course. If screening demonstrates dependence, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), clients are referred to further assessment and rehabilitative services. Clients must satisfactorily complete treatment before becoming eligible to get their driver's license back. 

Orientation to addiction screening is offered at the following locations within the Sunrise Health Region:

Addiction Services
270 Bradbrooke Dr
Yorkton, SK
Telephone 306-786-0558 or 1-888-989-8444

Addiction Services
Saul Cohen Centre
Box 164
200 Heritage Drive
Melville, SK
Telephone 306-728-7320 or 1-888-989-8444

Follow-up screening sessions are available in several communities throughout the Sunrise Health Region.

Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) is responsible for licence suspension and reinstatement and for the Driving Without Impairment Program. Call 1-800-667-9868 for information about licensing.