Insight Human Services is one of the largest providers of North Carolina’s Drug Education School (DES); a system, based on North Carolina General Statute 90.96, that offers sentencing alternatives for people with low-level drug offenses.
Applicants must complete a 15-hour program that culminates with a student-crafted personal plan outlining ways to reduce, avoid and/or eliminate substance abuse and its related consequences, including re-arrests. Nearly nine out of 10 students decreased substance usage by the conclusion of his/her class.
A typical student is a first-time offender, usually between the ages of 16 and 29, charged with a first offense involving paraphernalia or misdemeanor drug possession. Court-ordered students may have the opportunity to have their record expunged upon successful completion of DES.
Fee: A $150.00 shall be paid by all persons enrolling in an accredited drug education school established pursuant to N.C. General Statute 90-96.