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Course Outline

Lesson 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Lessons, Quizzes and Exams
  3. Other Course Information
  4. Course Policies

Lesson 2

  1. Problems and Patterns of Alcohol Abuse
  2. What is a Drug?
  3. Patterns of Alcohol Use
  4. Other Drinking Facts
  5. Patterns of Drug Use
  6. Drug Use Among Different Populations
  7. Methamphetamine Abuse
  8. Narcotic and Painkiller Abuse
  9. Sedative and Tranquilizer Abuse
  10. Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Crime

Lesson 3

  1. Problems and Patterns of Marijuana, Prescription Drugs, Narcotics, Stimulants and Other Drugs
  2. Legal vs. Illegal Drugs
  3. Reasons People Use Drugs
  4. Drug Use, Abuse, and Addiction
  5. Drug Withdrawal
  6. Simulants
  7. Depressants
  8. Antihistamines and Opiates
  9. Opiates
  10. Hallucinogens
  11. Marijuana
  12. Inhalants

Lesson 4

  1. Alcohol: Past & Present History
  2. History of Alcohol Part 1
  3. History of Alcohol Part 2
  4. History of Alcohol Part 3
  5. History of Alcohol Part 4
  6. The Chemistry of Alcohol

Lesson 5

  1. The High Cost of Alcohol Abuse—Everyone Pays
  2. Impact of DWI on Society
  3. What is Included in the Costs?
  4. Who Pays for the Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Problems?
  5. Higher Education Act Drug Provision
  6. State Penalties and Costs
  7. Victims of Drunk Drivers

Lesson 6

  1. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 1
  2. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 2
  3. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 3
  4. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 4
  5. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 5
  6. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 6
  7. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 7
  8. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 8
  9. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 9
  10. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 10
  11. Sudden Impact: Drunken Driving Part 11
  12. Dateline NBC Video

Lesson 7

  1. Risk and Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Use
  2. Health Consequences of High Risk Drinking
  3. Impact of High Risk Drinking
  4. Health Risks of High Risk Drinking
  5. Alcohol and Cancer
  6. Alcohol and Breast Cancer
  7. Heavy Drinking and its Effects on the Reproductive System
  8. Health Risks for Women
  9. Effects of Alcohol on the Brain and Central Nervous System
  10. Effects of Marijuana and the Brain
  11. The Effects of Painkillers and Narcotics
  12. The Effects of Methamphetamine
  13. The Effects of Other Drugs
  14. Frequently Asked Questions About Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse

Lesson 8

  1. Special Health Factors Associated With Underage Alcohol Consumption
  2. Alcohol and Young Drivers
  3. Why do adolescents drink?
  4. Causes and Consequences of Underage Alcohol Consumption
  5. Underage drinking and its effects continued

Lesson 9

  1. Understanding How Drugs and Alcohol Affect the Mind and Body
  2. How Attitude Affects Behavior
  3. Blood Alcohol Level and Behavioral Effects
  4. The Brain, Its Pleasure Center and the Affect of Drugs on the Brain

Lesson 10

  1. Alcohol & Drug Abuse – Are you Affected?
  2. Are you affected by drug or alcohol abuse?
  3. Depressant and Stimulant Effects
  4. Drug Interactions
  5. Combining Alcohol with Energy Drinks
  6. Facts and Myths About Alcohol
  7. Do Your Genes Play a Role?
  8. Health Risks
  9. Do the Patterns of Alcohol and Other Drugs Fit You?
  10. Quantity-Frequency-Prediction Patterns for Drugs other than Alcohol
  11. Different Patterns of Using Alcohol and Other Drugs

Lesson 11

  1. How do the Patterns and Risk Factors for Alcohol and Drugs Relate to You?
  2. Problem Outcomes and Symptoms from Using Different Drugs
  3. The Reinforcement Learning Rules
  4. Mental-Behavioral Impaired Control Cycle (MB-ICC)
  5. Identifying The Different Problem Outcome Patterns
  6. Criminal Conduct Accompanying Alcohol and Drug Use
  7. Defensive Thinking

Lesson 12

  1. Risks for Relapse or Reoffense
  2. The Background And Impact of Impaired Driving On Society
  3. BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) and Relapse and Recidivism
  4. Understanding Relapse
  5. High-Risk Exposures that Lead to High-Risk Behaviors that Lead to Alcohol or Drug Relapse
  6. What is DUI Recidivism?
  7. What is Your Risk for Recidivism?

Lesson 13

  1. Skills in Managing Stress and Emotions
  2. Stress: The Positive and Negative Impacts
  3. The Stress Response and Your Risk of Relapse
  4. What is your level of stress?
  5. Emotional Stress Patterns
  6. Relapse and Recidivism and the Three Emotional Stress Patterns
  7. Recognizing the Thoughts After Feeling the Emotion
  8. Stress Relief Through Relaxation and Stretching

Lesson 14

  1. Stages of Change
  2. Making Changes and Avoiding Consequences
  3. Making Changes in Our Pattern of Behavior
  4. Rule One
  5. Rule Two
  6. Rule Three
  7. Rule Four
  8. Rule Five
  9. Rule Six

Lesson 15

  1. Communication and Relationships as a Foundation for Recovery and Prevention
  2. Communication Skills and Styles
  3. Being Able to Say “No”!
  4. Managing Criticism
  5. Emotions Frequently Trigger Lapses and Relapses
  6. Building Healthy Relationships is a Key for Success
  7. Needs and Stages of Relationships
  8. Developing Skills to Build Healthy Relationships
  9. Good Communication

Lesson 16

  1. Relapse Prevention: Part 1
  2. Substance Abuse and the Associated Legal Issues
  3. From Use to Abuse to Addiction
  4. Relapse Prevention
  5. The Disease Model of Addiction
  6. The Psychosocial Model of Addiction

Lesson 17

  1. Relapse Prevention: Part 2
  2. The Abstinence Violation Effect (AVE)
  3. Despite Your Lapse, You Are Moving In The Right Direction
  4. Manage Your Thoughts, Control Your Feelings
  5. Managing Thoughts and Feelings
  6. Anticipate Cravings

Lesson 18

  1. Relapse Prevention: Part 3
  2. Preventing Relapse
  3. What Has Your Offense Cost You, And What Will It Take To Change?
  4. Setting your Prevention Goals
  5. The Process of Relapse and Recidivism
  6. How to Prevent Relapse and Recidivism
  7. Developing Positive Addictions

Lesson 19

  1. Final Exam

About This Syllabus

Here is a detailed outline of your online alcohol awareness course and minor in possession course. This outline includes all of the possible topics that are discussed in our courses. Because we offer a variety of course lengths, your course materials may vary.

The course syllabus can be used for your reference as well as if you are seeking court or employer approval for any alcohol awareness related requirements.

If you have any specific questions regarding the topics covered in our class, please feel free to Contact Us.