Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Taking an Alcohol Course Online

The court ordered me to complete an alcohol education class. I figured that I might as well do it sooner than later so that I can return to my normal life and put this all behind me.

I was unable to find a class locally that fit into my schedule so the courts assured me I could take the class online as long as I had a certificate of completion. I found a reputable online alcohol class and signed up right away.

It was less expensive than the in person classes and far more convenient. It was actually interesting and I stayed up most of the night going through it. I personally liked how anonymous and confidential it was. What if someone I knew saw me in a the local class, I would have been very embarrassed.

Upon completion, I printed out my certificate and took it too the court. I feel so relieved to have my license back.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Now I Can Get to Work

I was able to take my 8 hour alcohol class online in just a few short nights before starting my job. I was so excited that I was finally going to be working in the court system. I had taken many legal classes in college, and I had applied for many different jobs, but to my dismay I did not get hired at any of them.

I was feeling very discouraged about my decision to take law as my major, when I finally got called by the court system to work as a legal transcriber. I was very excited. I was required to take an alcohol education class before I started, so I found a great class on the Internet and signed up right away.  It was inexpensive, and didn't take long to finish. I printed out the certificate of completion and was told to show up the following day at my new job.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I Enjoyed My Alcohol Awareness Class

I was impressed by how comprehensive the online 24 hour alcohol education course I took for my new job was. I was starting to work at a new law office and was encouraged by the prospect of working in a new place but was a little discouraged by all the requirements I had to go through before starting my job.

One of the requirements, was to take an online alcohol class. Initially, I wasn't happy about taking the class online, but since my job as paying for it and I could start immediately, I wanted to get through it quickly. 

I found an online alcohol class that looked reputable and signed up right away. What surprised me, was how much I enjoyed the class. I learned a lot about substance abuse, drinking behavior and patterns, problems associated with drinking and the shocking DUI statistics. As a lawyer, these things were fascinating. The class was well written and incorporated videos as well. I also learned how much I "prejudge" situations and have decided to be more open and neutral.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Why I Had to Do Alcohol Awareness Classes

A few months ago I was at a party with some friends. I am of age to buy alcohol in the United States so I went by a grocery store and picked up several cases of beer to share with others at the party. There were a lot of people and we were all having a really good time.

Then the police officers showed up at the door. We figured it was just for a noise complaint but I guess there were underage drinkers at the party. The police officers had seen me walking in with the beer so they assumed I provided it to the underage drinkers.

If I had known there were underage kids there, I would never have gone to the party. I had to go to court and was convicted of supplying minors with alcohol. I was ordered to take and level 3 online alcohol education course as part of my sentence. Now I know better.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Alcohol Awareness Classes Can Change Your Life

I like to think that I am a responsible person. I go to work every day and I pay my bills on time. I don't lie or cheat or steal. I stay drug free and healthy except that I consider myself a wine connoisseur . I love studying wine, drinking wine, talking about wine, shopping for wine, tasting wine, etc. But now, I do it very responsibly and cautiously. I never drink and drive and hire a taxi service in advance if I go out. I don't let my friends drink and drive either. I will pay for their taxi if necessary, to keep them safe.

Throughout my twenties I was a bartender and I drank a lot more hard liquor. I never considered my drinking to be a big deal until I was arrested for a DUI. Part of my fine was to complete an online alcohol class. I was so ashamed that I took the 30 hour course.  I wasn't looking forward to it thinking it would be preachy and boring.

However, to my surprise it was exactly the opposite. I learned so many things that I never knew before, and it inspired me to look at my drinking behavior. In some ways I am glad I got that DUI. It changed my life for the better and I was spared a far worse experience.

Friday, April 12, 2013

How Alcohol Awareness Classes Helped My Dad

Both my parents have struggled with alcohol problems throughout my whole childhood. My mother stopped drinking when I was in high school but my dad continued to drink even though he tried to quit.

It got to be really embarrassing, and I never wanted to have friends over. He would  make a big fool of himself and make my friends uncomfortable. My mom finally had enough, and got a divorce from him several years after she stopped drinking.

A few years ago, I signed him up for an alcohol awareness class. When he told me he took it, I didn't want to get my hopes up. I figured he'd stop drinking for a little while but this was his pattern before starting back up again.

For some reason, the online alcohol class really helped him. He's attending AA meetings every day and has a sponsor helping him stay sober. He says he hasn't had a drink since and is determined to turn his life around.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Take Alcohol Awareness Classes to Take Control of Your Life

A teacher once said, "to get an acorn tree, plant an acorn seed." In other words, in order to accomplish your future goals, you have to take control and plant the right seeds in the present.

If alcohol has been a problem for you in your life, even causing legal problems, you have to do something now to alter your future. One place to start would be to take an alcohol awareness class. You can even start one today if you do it online.

Not only will taking an online alcohol class help you take more control of yourself, but you will feel better too. The classes range from an eight hour course to a twenty four hour course, and the prices are extremely reasonable. Make sure that you find an accredited business that offers world-class customer support, and has no hidden fees.

Afterwards, congratulate yourself on planting positive seeds that will grow positive trees.