Purpose: The purpose of the level II alcohol education program is to provide education to individuals who have experienced harmful consequences as a result of their use of alcohol. The heavy majority of participants will be referrals from the criminal justice system, therefore accountability regarding attendance and participation will be documented. The course is designed for individuals who have receive more than one arrest for Public Intoxication, more than one arrest for Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication, 2nd or 3rd offense DWI or any 1st offense DWI whose BAC is above .20. Information presented will be designed to give participants accurate information regarding alcohol of abuse so that they may begin to make more informed decisions regarding their lifestyle choices.
Format: The Level II Alcohol Education program will consist of four (4), two (2) hour sessions. The course will be taught twice per week for two weeks. This frequency will ensure completion of the program in a timely fashion. Information will be presented in a classroom, group discussion format. The majority of the information will be presented by a live instructor with minimal use of video. There will be a pre and post test at each session for the participant to complete.
Location and Instructor: Classes will be taught at Office of Court Services, Building B, 2100 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501. All classes will be taught by a Substance Abuse Educational Coordinator. Sessions are held on every Monday and Wednesday nights.
Content: The course will consist of information on the impact that alcohol has on an individual’s health, lifestyle, brain, body and family. Diagnosis of substance dependence, resources to aid in recovery, relapse triggers and how to make lifestyle changes will be the main focus.
Cost: The 4 session classroom program will cost $160.00. This amount will be required prior to beginning the first session. Enrollment can be made by contacting the Office of Court Services at (337) 291-8845.