Drug and Alcohol Education Course
Until now, many thought that their only option for a Drug and Alcohol Education Course in Texas was the one offered in a classroom format by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) or formerly known as TCADA. Recent legislative changes have clarified that courts and judges also have the option to accept Texas Education Agency approved Drug and Alcohol Driving Awareness Programs (DADAP) as well for violations covered by Section 106.115 of the Alcoholic Beverage Code. Some violations covered by that section include:
- Purchase of alcohol by a minor
- Attempt to purchase alcohol by a minor
- Consumption of alcohol by a minor
- Driving or operating watercraft under the influence of alcohol by a minor
- Possession of alcohol by a minor (MIP)
- Misrepresentation of age by a minor
Section 469.007 of the Health and Safety Code also gives courts the judges the option to use DADAP for other drug and alcohol related offenses too.
If you are considering attending DADAP online for your violation, please check with your court / judge first to make sure they will accept a DADAP online course certificate prior to registration.
The most popular reasons people sign up for the DADAP / drug and alcohol education course online include:
- Court Ordered – Alcohol / drug related offenses
- Insurance Discount – Save money
- Driver Ed Recertification – For Texas driver ed instructors
- Fleet Training – General safety awareness program
Our online DADAP course was created to satisfy the stringent requirements of Texas courts pertaining to the education of drivers who have committed certain drug and / or alcohol related offenses.
Our DADAP course addresses drug and alcohol education course requirements by thoroughly explaining how alcohol and drugs affect the body and mind and also how these substances can contribute to risky decisions behind the wheel, since the number one killer of teens in Texas is vehicular crashes.
More significantly, DADAP explains how attitude states control behavior, and how the driver can avoid the pitfalls of a DWI or other drug or alcohol related incident by choosing to stay in the Adult Attitude State, especially when behind the wheel.
What is the drug and alcohol education course like?
Our online drug and alcohol education course contains the following features:
- Up to date technology (Flash animations and video, etc.) keeps students' attention
- Professional presentation (no animated gifs or banner ads to interrupt the learning process)
- Convenient course access (24 / 7 / 365 availability)
- Easy to read format (no "endless pages" of statistics)
- Traffic crash case studies that teach collision avoidance strategies
- Real first person accounts of the tragic effects of alcohol-related crashes
How can I be sure this course is accepted by Texas courts?
The only surefire way to know is to contact the court to verify whether completing a six-hour TEA and TDLR approved online DADAP program will be accepted by the court for your drug and alcohol education course requirement. Current Texas law gives courts and judges the option to accept our program for many different drug and alcohol related offenses, but each case and situation is unique, so it is best to contact the court prior to registration if you have any question.
For more information about how this drug and alcohol education course can be used by courts, please read our information for Texas courts page.
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