Now that the Houston, Harris County DWI DIVERT program is in full swing
it is important to know the test that you will taking to gain entrance.
The test is called SALCE (
Substance Abuse/Life Circumstance Evaluation)
A SALCE is a 98-item self-administered questionnaire designed to assess
alcohol and drug use/abuse behavior. It results in four measures: Alcohol
Use, Drug Use, Test-Taking Attitude, and Life Stress Issues. It also provides
treatment recommendations based on individual profiles. The SALCE can
be completed in approximately 20–25 minutes, and can be computer-scored.
How one answers these questions will determine if they are allowed to
participate in the program or not. If allowed to enter the program it
was also dictate what type of supervision a person will need after their
Keep in mind that if a person is not accepted for the DIVERT program it
does not mean that the person is prevented from going to trial on the
merits of their