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Drug and Alcohol Education

Northland offers a separate drug and alcohol education program for individuals who have been charged with out of state DUI, reckless operation, possession of drugs and/or paraphernalia, underage consumption, and other offenses associated with addiction.

Northland’s alcohol education program (AEP) teaches about the effects of alcohol, its dangers, impairments upon the body, and potential complications. This program is appropriate for individuals designated as being an alcohol abuser or alcohol-dependant. If you are required to attend the AEP and do not attend all scheduled sessions, it is likely that your license will be revoked.

The drug education program can be taken pre-trial or as part of court ordered evaluation or sentence. Patients receive a graduating diploma, and if needed, a report will be sent to the referral source to verify successful completion of the program. Like the alcohol education program, the drug education sessions will educate about the dangers of drugs, different drugs’ effects upon mental cognition, and the damaging effects of both short-term and long-term drug use. The program helps individuals with a history of drug use or abuse understand how to make decisions that will keep them away from continuing high-risk behavior.

Both the alcohol and drug education program help participants understand and identify patterns of behavior that can be broken in order to limit further dependency upon drugs and/or alcohol.