There are a variety of reasons that you might be ordered by the court to take an alcohol and drug awareness class. It might be public intoxication, a DUI offense, a minor who has been caught in possession of alcohol or drugs, or because you were caught with paraphernalia. Sometimes customers tell us that it’s been years since the original offense occurred and they thought they had taken care of it, but when trying to get a new drivers license, the offense still pulls up. Old paperwork is missing, they don’t reside in the city that they were cited anymore and they need to take a class again to finally get this off their record. If it’s the first and only offense, individuals are usually ordered to take an 8 or 12-hour alcohol and drug awareness class.
With the advancement of technology, these offenders are happy to find that many courts across the country now accept online alcohol and drug awareness classes. All you need to do is check with the judge, probation officer or court system that is requiring the class, and confirm that they will accept a distance learning or online course. Online classes can be accessed from any computer device that is connected to the Internet, from anywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The client simply registers for the level or length of class that the court is requiring. Once enrolled, the class is available on your computer screen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This means that you can login and logout of the class whenever you have the time in your busy schedule and go completely at your own pace. The computer holds your last spot, so when you reenter the class you are able to keep moving forward. Furthermore, with gas prices being so expensive across the country, online classes not only save you the hassle of driving across town to a traditional classroom, but the cost in gas and parking.
At the end of the course, a short multiple-choice test is issued. With a 70% or better, you have successfully completed the program. Included in the cost of the course is a Certificate of Completion. This can be downloaded as well as shipped overnight if necessary. This is the documentation that is shown to the court to prove you fulfilled the court order.
A high quality online alcohol and drug awareness class will cover all the topics that the court is looking for. Education includes:
- Who is at risk for addiction
- How use and abuse effects the individual and their family
- Understanding the different substances
- The effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain, central nervous and body
- Health repercussions
- Skills in stress management and communication to prevent abuse
- Techniques to assist in overcoming abuse problems
The goal of these classes is to teach participants how and why to stop the behavior. Taking them online will save you the stress and added hassle of having to get back into a classroom situation again. Check with your judge today!