Nicole Richie has enrolled in an anti-drinking education program, “Access Hollywood” has learned.
According to court documents obtained by “Access,” the six-months-pregnant Richie has signed up for an 18-month anti-drinking-and-driving course.
The Multiple Offender Drinking Driver Program, sometimes referred to as the SB-38 program, is for “people who have been convicted of DUI of alcohol or drugs on more than one occasion within a 7-year period,” according to the Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Web site.
Over the course of the program, Richie will undergo 52 hours of group counseling, bi-weekly face-to-face interviews and 12 hours of alcohol education, the Web site states.
The $1,790 program also recommends, but doesn’t require, participants to attend 12-step meetings.
Individuals must complete the entire course before the DMV will re-issue a driver’s license, according to the program’s Web site.
Back on Dec. 11, Richie was arrested after police received a call about a black Mercedes SUV driving the wrong way down a Los Angeles freeway.
After failing a field sobriety test and admitting she had taken Vicodin and smoked marijuana earlier in the evening, Nicole was booked for DUI.
Nicole was sentenced to four days in jail on July 27. On Aug. 24, she served 82 minutes in jail to complete her sentence.