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Santa Barbara County in association with the AJ Novick Group, Inc. Presents:

The County of Santa Barbara is committed to providing a quality education and learning experience regarding the risks and consequences of alcohol use. County residents who receive a Social Host Liability Ordinance citation will be required to complete a 4 hour online Alcohol Awareness Class.

The purpose of this online class is to provide education about the risks of alcohol use, abuse, dependence and addiction. The course is completely educational, and is meant to be a positive learning experience. Creating the safest possible environments in our communities for all county residents is the goal of this process.

Program Price
English Alcohol Awareness Class $100.00 Register
Spanish Alcohol Awareness Class $100.00 Register

This 4 hour class will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction of course
  • Alcohol Abuse Risk Factors
  • Patterns of Alcohol Abuse
  • The cost of Abuse and Addiction of Alcohol
  • Personal cost of Alcohol related crimes
  • Understanding Alcohol and its effect on the body and mind
  • Health Risks of Alcohol Use
  • How Alcohol effects the Brain, Central Nervous System and internal organs
  • Risk Factors for Men and Women and underage drinkers
  • Understanding the differences between Use, Abuse, Addiction, Relapse and Prevention
  • Communication Skills as Prevention
  • Skills in Stress Management
  • Stages of change and sustaining change
  • Resources for finding help


These are educational courses only. They are not a substitute for medical or psychological advice or counseling. They are not a replacement or substitute for in or out patient treatment for alcohol or substance abuse.