DUI Education Centers' Programs for Drugs and Alcohol
DUI Education Program
The state certified program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DUI 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 DUI behavior. Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Tennessee laws relating to DUI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DUI, and decision-making. The classes are held each week in English and twice a month in Spanish.
Alcohol Education Program for Minors
The state certified program is six hours in length and is designed to help participants increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs among young people. The curriculum contains information on the following topics: societal values related to alcohol consumption by minors, the influence of alcohol advertising on young people, the physical, social and psychological effects of alcohol upon young people; the relationship between motor vehicle and other accidents and alcohol use; relevant laws relating to the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, drinking patterns and problems of young people including abuse and addiction and decision making skills. Training of instructors and administrators in the use of the curriculum is on going.