Did you know that if you have been charged with a DUI/DWI, MIP, drug or paraphernalia possession or any other alcohol or drug related charge, you might be able to take your court ordered class online? Many jurisdictions across the country are becoming more understanding about the difficulty of getting to a weekly in-person class. If you are an executive who travels for business during the workweek, a truck driver, a nurse with nighttime shifts or anyone with an alternative work schedule it can be impossible to make weekly Wednesday night classes at 6 p.m. without taking time off. In order to reduce the amount of strain and stress on your already complicated life, ask your judge, probation officer, the local DMV or your attorney if distance-learning classes will be acceptable for your particular case.
Once you have received approval, don’t just search the web for the cheapest class. Since you are going to be putting a good deal of your time into this, make sure you register in a course that is designed by a psychotherapist and an expert in the field of substance abuse. The website should provide you with a background of who put the program together so you can feel confident that the information is thoroughly researched and legitimate. Then check to verify that the company has a BBB rating of A+. Read the details. Some courses will advertise they are free so you’ll get started, however, they get your money in the end by charging for the Certificate of Completion. Also, make sure that the entire class is 100% online and that you won’t need a printer, or have to download a bunch of material on to your computer.
Taking your court ordered alcohol and drug awareness program online is a convenient, affordable and stress free way to fulfill the mandate. Once you enroll in the proper length class, it is accessible to you from any Internet connected computer device 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This gives you the flexibility and freedom to take the course on your schedule. There is no limit to the number of times you log in and out, so you could theoretically read through the material for 10 minutes one day and spend 2 hours interspersed throughout the next day. The best part is that if you have an upcoming court deadline, you can sometimes finish the entire program in one weekend. For example, a 16-hour class would generally take 4 months to complete in-person; however, you could get through it in 2 – 3 days online if you commit the time.
The goal of a high quality online course is to provide the educational material necessary to begin a successful recovery and maintain a sober and drug free lifestyle. Participants learn about the risk factors of drug and alcohol abuse, how their behavior affects their loved ones, the health risks associated with short and long-term use and how usage impacts their motor skills when associated with driving. To further create a cognitive shift, students learn how to more effectively communicate and healthy stress management tools.
A quality course will provide a Certificate of Completion to you for free when you have successfully completed the class. This is the official documentation that you need to show the court system, your employer or school to prove you fulfilled the requirement. Doing all this from the comfort of your own home is definitely the way to go!