If you are reading this article, you have more than likely been requested by the court to attend one of the mandatory drug and alcohol classes. Alternatively, you may have been obligated by a parole officer, attorney, county official, employer or even a family member to attend. Whatever the case, the reason you will be attending the class is that you have either been convicted of a DUI or you have a problem with alcohol or drugs. Since you can’t change the past, the best approach for you would be to make the most out of this course and to focus on the future.
Depending on the type of class you are required to attend, your course’s duration could range from 4, 8, and 12 to 16 hours. The good news is that these classes are offered online as well as face-to-face so you are able to choose what suits you best.
During your drug and alcohol class, you will learn about various aspects regarding alcohol and drugs. You will learn about the different types of drugs and alcohol as well as the most common drugs and alcoholic beverages. The course will also cover the physical and mental consequences of overindulging in drugs and alcohol and the side effects of long-term use. You will be educated on alcoholism, addiction and the various drug and alcohol laws in your state as well as nationally. Finally, the class will demonstrate how you can make positive changes in your life by eliminating excess drug and alcohol use and how you can prevent relapse.
Once you have completed the course, a certificate will be forwarded to you as proof you have completed the course.
Viewing your drug and alcohol class as a way in which to improve yourself will ensure that you make the most out of it.