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Ari Novick, PhD.The class was designed for individuals who need to take an alcohol awareness or drug education class, minor in possession class (MIP/MIC) or DUI* Education class for a court order, probation requirement, DMV*, other legal reasons, or simply for personal growth. Our program was designed by drug and alcohol experts with the guidance of Dr. Ari Novick, a licensed psychotherapist. These are educational classes only and should not be taken as a substitute for medical or psychological counseling or advice or as a replacement for in/out patient treatment.

We offer a wide range of online programs ranging in length: 4, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 30, 36, 45, 60, 78 Hours. Click here for detailed information on any of our programs. Our online alcohol and drug, DUI* and MIP classes also range from Level 1 through Level 3 programs. We have been a trusted provider of quality online programs since 2003 and maintain an A+ BBB rating.

About Dr. Ari Novick

Ari Novick, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Anger Management Professional and trainer. He has a Bachelors degree in English Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara; a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University; and a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute. He started his career in marketing, targeting youths aged 8-18. For eight years of his career, Novick held several sales and marketing positions for companies such as Vans Shoes (NYSE: VANS), The Timberland Company (NASDAQ: TBL) and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX). Over the last five years, Novick has focused his career in clinical psychology and has a specialization in anger and stress management. Dr. Novick was also an adjunct professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2007.

Several years ago, Dr. Novick started the AJ Novick Group for Anger and Stress Management to meet the demand for these services. With the economy and other environmental factors contributing to the stress of daily life, Novick realized there has been an increased need for resources to manage stress and anger more effectively. Novick founded the AJ Novick Group to meet the needs of our community and to offer quality education and training to individuals who can utilize these skills. Novick has also been trained in drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention, socialization skills, legal awareness, communication and problem solving techniques, conflict management and resolution, assertion training, and is a certified anger management facilitator and trainer.

Novick has made numerous presentations on the subjects of anger management, stress management and empathy. He has been featured on the Discovery Channel and Fox Television. Novick is also a corporate consultant and conducts workshops and seminars for corporations in both the public and private sectors. He is also the co-author of the highly acclaimed book in anger management, Anger Management for the Twenty-First Century. He is also the co-founder of Century Anger Management, which is one of the leading national training organizations in the field of Anger Management.

Novick has a passion for working with people, and an understanding of the importance for proper communication with in the family, schools, workplace and the community. Novick is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and a previous member of Psi Chi national honor society in Psychology.

Alcohol Drug Class — Course Outline

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Ari J. Novick, Ph.D,s a practicing licensed psychotherapist, anger management and parent educator and see clients for a variety of substance and alcohol related issues in Southern California. He can be reached at (949) 715-2694, on the web at or by email: . He is a past adjunct professor of psychology for Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. All classes offered on this website are for educational use only and should be not used as a substitute for psychotherapy or medical advice.

Alcohol & Drug Class — Brochure

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Course Acceptance

Our online drug and alcohol awareness and minor in possession classes has been used and accepted in the following states. While our programs are widely used in these states, it is your responsibility to confirm with the judge, probation or other legal entity if our distance learning program will meet your specific requirements. If for any reason you take our class and it is not accepted, simply provide a written proof of decline from the court, probation or attorney within 60 days of purchase and receive a full refund.


The Century Anger Management model of intervention used in this program has been approved for continuing education by:

  • Better Business Bureau verified and approved with A+ rating
  • California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (Provider #: CP20 985 H 0522)
  • California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals (CFAAP) (Certificate number 1N-06-745-1125)
  • California SUD Counselor Certification, CADTP# 244