So if you get a DUI in Lake County, Illinois you are COMMANDED to go to NICASA. NICASA stands for Northern Illinois Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. They have been in “business” since 1966, and what a business it is.
Now I am not saying that some people don’t need help with their alcohol addiction. However, the way the law works EVERYONE gets “help” whether they have a problem with alcohol or not. This is fantastic, if you’re in the alcohol counseling business.
The court will order you to get an evaluation. When a court orders you to do something and you don’t do it, they want to send you to jail. Why? Because they can.
Look at the beautiful building that court ordered alcohol counseling built!
I am guessing about 2 million dollars worth of court ordered alcohol counseling.
You are probably wondering why I am so flummoxed about this. Well, here it is in a nutshell: Do you know how much testing they have done with regard to the efficacy of the counseling done by this and other alcohol counselors?
If you guessed none, you would be right.
There has been no study which compared DUI recidivism rates of those who received court ordered counseling and those who received none.
That is a great business- you don’t have to be good at it, you only have to open your doors and have the court order people arrested for DUI to use your services. Oh wait, you can’t do that, because in Lake County NICASA is the only place you can go for court ordered alcohol counseling.
Nothing shady about that. LOL
And I didn’t even get to breathalyzer manufacturers and BAIID Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device manufacturers.