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Alcohol Drug Class® offers Summer 2011 Discounts on Alcohol Awareness Classes

Alcohol Drug Class® is the nations premier provider of online alcohol awareness classes, minor in possession classes and drug education courses on the Internet.  From June 1, 2011 through September 1, 2011 they will be offering a $20.00 discount a Summer 2011 promotion on any class they offer.

President of Alcohol Drug Class® , Dr. Ari Novick says, "We are pleased to provide a discount for the summer time as we know many people will be spending money on other things".  Novick continues, "This discount on our world class alcohol awareness class and minor in possession classes is for a limited time only, so we hope customers capitalize on the offer soon", says Novick.  This new "offer code" which should be entered at the time of registration is ADCPR11

Alcohol Drug Class® has been providing innovative online alcohol awareness and minor in possession classes since 2008.  They provide Level 1, 2 and 3 programs which can be taken completely online.  Participants can expect to learn the risks and consequences associated with alcohol and drug use in an upbeat and highly professional educational format.

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The Antidote for Alcoholism

Can Addiction be Kicked for Life?
Is there a magic pill one can take to stop drinking and no longer be an alcoholic or drug addict?  To date, some alcoholics are given Antabuse, a powerful drug that makes alcoholics very sick if they continue to consume alcohol.  While the drug is effective, it is still not the antidote to alcoholism, it simply creates a violent physical reaction to the alcohol which in turn creates a dislike for drinking.  The craving for alcohol; however, still does not go away while taking the drug.

So is there a cure?  The data and research to date suggests there really isn't a cure for alcoholism; however, an alcoholic can become sober for a lifetime if she or he chooses to do so.  The obvious cure is total abstinence from alcohol.  The problem of course, is that it is nearly impossible to avoid alcohol from the time we enter grade school primarily the high school and college years.  The second problem is that not everyone becomes an addict or knows that he or she is predisposed to alcoholism (or drug addiction).

The best choice people can make is simply become more educated about the risks and consequences of alcohol and/or drug use at the earliest age possible and continue to reinforce that message over time.  Early intervention is quite simply, the key to prevention.  The earlier one learns the potentially negative effects of substance use, the better informed they can be to make wiser decisions in their life. 

How can one obtain better education on this topic?
One simple way is to take online alcohol awareness classes or if you are under 21 a minor in possession class online.  Programs such as these, offered by a reputable provider are an ideal resource for both adolescents and adults to gain important skills and knowledge about a topic that plagues so many people.  The advantage to taking an online class is that the barrier to start is so easy.  Classes can be taken day/night 24 hours a day from any computer with Internet access.  For teenagers, these classes should really be mandatory prior to starting high school or at the very least, college.  As the saying goes, knowledge is power.  Get the knowledge you need today.  It could change your life forever.

Survey shows students are drinking less

Alcohol use among students and the negative outcomes that go along with drinking have decreased steadily since 2007, according to the Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Programs.

This means students  are not only drinking less, but binge drinking, underage drinking, and the amount of students driving under the influence have all decreased.

Last fall, a survey of students chosen at random, which showed the statistics of each alcohol-related problem.

According to the survey, the number of students who reported binge drinking in the last two weeks decreased by 4.3 percent and the number of students who have consumed alcohol in the past month decreased by 3.4 percent.

The percentage of underage drinking has decreased by 4.3 percent and the number of students who have driven a car while intoxicated has decreased by 8.4 percent.

Megan Martin, a junior child and family development major, said she has limited her consumption of alcohol due to past experiences.

“I have been in trouble with underage drinking and I know that I didn’t want that to happen again, so I know that many first-time offenders don’t want to repeat it either,” she said.

“I was sheltered growing up. So freshman year, I went wild and was more interested in my social life and drinking, and I wouldn’t care if I didn’t show up to class.”

The survey indicates that not only are students drinking less, but 5.5 percent of students also said they are not allowing drinking to influence their classes.

“People are interested in getting an education, drinking lessens that chance for us to do well,” said Martin.

Derrick Brisbane, a junior mechanical engineering major, said he believes the high number of drunk driving incidents have led people to decide against driving under the influence because they are more aware of the dangers and consequences that go along it.

Even though the numbers have gone down, alcohol awareness classes and minor in possession classes continue to provide help for those students struggling with alcohol or other drugs by offering awareness classes online.

Written by Jessie Reese

Teen Drinking is at it's Peak Right Now!

When Do Teenagers Drink the Most?
Teen drinking happens.  If you think your teen hasn't been exposed to drugs or alcohol, think again.  Each year, approximately 5,000 young people under the age of 21 die as a result of underage drinking; this includes about 1,900 deaths from motor vehicle crashes, 1,600 as a result of homicides, 300 from suicide, as well as hundreds from other injuries such as falls, burns, and drownings (1–5).  The reality is youth in America will drink in high school.

So, What Can Parents and Educators Do?
Parents and those who have the potential in influence teens need to play a role in their safety.  Education is the key to making smart choices.  Teens need to better understand the risks and consequences associated with drinking, or more common in high school, "binge drinking".  Teens are most at risk for binge drinking due to their need to gain acceptance among their peers and a higher rate of impulsive behavior.  Bring drinking happens mostly by teens keen acceptance of drinking "games".  Some common games that turn into binge drinking include, "quarters", card games, beer "bongs", and various other games that produce high volume drinking in short time spans.

Prom time Sparks Dangers for Teens and Drinking
As the school year closes, so do the chances of teen drinking.  It is estimated that almost 80% of all teenagers will drink on prom night.  It is no surprise that last month marked "Alcohol Awareness Month" as this is the season for high school dances, graduations, and risky behaviors.  In 2005, during Prom and Graduation Season (April, May, June), 676 students under the age of 21 were killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

What Can we Do to Help?
Teens who are most at risk will benefit from taking an educational class, commonly called an alcohol awareness class or minor in possession class.  These classes can be commonly found online and taken from any location in the country with a computer and Internet access.  Parents can also benefit from these programs, as they can also learn what precautions to take to better help their child from becoming a statistic.  As the saying goes, power is knowledge, and teens to have a better understanding of the risks of alcohol or drug use are going to make the best and most informed decisions about their life.  The most common class taken is the 8 hour or session alcohol awareness class

Teens Need Help Understanding Alcohol Consumption Risks More than Ever!

Prevention is the key to change. 
No age group is more at risk for becoming addicted to alcohol or drugs than teenagers.  There is much scientific evidence to support that teenage drinkers and users of drugs become addicted more quickly than adults do.  This is partially due to a lack of maturity in decision making, but also at a biological level in relationship to brain and body development.  The less developed or fully matured brain simply becomes more susceptible to addiction than an adult brain.  Because of this fact, the smoking industry for many years marketed highly to teens but in ways that were not obvious.  The alcohol industry is similar in many ways.  There is a reason why certain drinks are more appealing to young people than older people.  Back in the 80's the "Wine Cooler" was the drink of choice for most high school parties.  Now we see a mixture of caffeinated drinks and alcohol which can have a lethal effect.

Adolescents need early education as a way to better understand the risks and consequences associated with drinking and using drugs.  Getting this information from parents is helpful, but not enough.  Most teenagers are interested, even fascinated by the facts about alcohol and drugs.  When this information is presented in a way that is appealing to them, they are more aped to learn and stay interested.

Since most teens are "techies" simply by default of the era we live in, learning this information by computer is probably the most effective route.  A simple, yet well constructed Minor in Possession class online is an awesome intervention that every teen should experience.

What can teens expect to learn?

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Risk Factors
  • The cost of Abuse and Addiction
  • Understanding Narcotics, Stimulants, Prescriptions, Marijuana, Methamphetamine
  • Health Risks of Alcohol and Drug Use
  • How Drugs effect the Brain, Central Nervous System and Body
  • Risk Factors for teenagers
  • Diseases associated with alcohol and drug use
  • Communication Skills as Prevention
  • Skills in Stress Management
  • Consequences and Risks of use with Minors
  • Understanding Use, Abuse, Addiction, Relapse and Prevention

While the focus of this article is on teen prevention, I certainly do not want to omit the fact that adults need help too.  Gaining skills in alcohol awareness and drug education is crucial for becoming a more enlightened consumer.  Taking an alcohol awareness class might be your first step in understanding the facts!