TEXAS DWI/DUI EDUCATION PROGRAM (FIRST OFFENSE)
Article 42.12, Section 13(h),Code of Criminal Procedure requires persons convicted of first offense DWI and receiving probation, to attend and successfully complete an educational program certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Failure to complete the program within 180 days (unless an extension was granted) from the date probation was granted will result in the offender’s license being revoked. The license cannot be reinstated until the educational program is completed. The standardized program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior. Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DWI, and decision- making.
12-hour course: 3 days; 4 hours a day Earn your certificate in 3 days.
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE EVALUATIONS
Drug and Alcohol Educational Program offers the Substance Abuse Life Circumstance Evaluation (SALCE) and the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI-3). These instruments are recommended by most criminal justice program. The SASSI-3 is a psychological questionnaire designed to screen individuals for substance dependence and substance abuse. This questionnaire is currently used by many diverse types of organizations including addictions treatment centers, criminal justice programs, hospitals, other health care organizations, and employee assistance programs. The SALCE report presents assessment information that can be used in a broad range of decision-making situations. It also includes specific identifiers for making quick decisions for referral to treatment or education, as well as providing detailed information useful in conducting personal interviews.
TEXAS DRUG OFFENDER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Section 521.371-521.377, Texas Transportation Code (formerly Article 6687b, Section 24B, Texas Civil Statutes) states that persons convicted of misdemeanor or felony drug offenses will automatically have their licenses suspended for a period of six months. In order to have their license reinstated, they must attend and successfully complete an education program on the dangers of drug abuse approved by Texas Department of State Health Services. Failure to complete the program will result in the license being revoked indefinitely until the education program is completed. The standardized program is 15 hours in length and is designed to increase the knowledge of drug offenders by educating them on the dangers of drug abuse and associated illegal activities, to identify their own individual drug-use patterns, and to assist them in developing a personal action plan which will reduce the probability of suffering the consequences of future drug use and illegal behavior. Specific course topics include history of drug abuse, drug/DWI laws, dynamics of drug use, drugs of abuse, how drugs work, cost of use and abuse, health issues, HIV, interpersonal relationships, deglamorization of drugs, values and behaviors, past and desired behaviors, getting control of your life, resource options, and personal action planning.
15-hour course: 5 days; 3 hours a day Earn your certificate in 5 days.
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DRUG & ALCOHOL AWARENESS
A general overview of Drugs (Including Alcohol) and the effects and consequences of their use.
Students will learn about the different types of drugs and how they affect the human body. They learn of specific problems that being under the influence create and then what consequences follow such actions. Specific course topics include introduction to the alcohol/drug epidemic. Alcohol & Drugs in the workplace, the history of Alcohol and Drugs, the traffic safety problems, a brief review of Texas laws referring to Alcohol and Drugs, DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on the human brain and body, alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, addiction, the stages of addiction, sources of assistance, costs of Alcohol and Drug use on society and specific content on Alcohol, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates/Herion, Meth and prescription abuse. PLEASE NOTE: Some Material & Videos may include Graphic Images and/or Offensive Language.
8-hour class Certificate is awarded at successful completion of course.
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