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DWI Offender Education Programs in Texas

Are you facing driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges in Dallas or anywhere else in Texas? If your answer is “yes,” you’ll be interested in learning about the DWI Offender Programs, one of which may apply to you.

In Texas, there are four education programs: 1) Drug Offender Education, 2) DWI Education, 3) DWI Intervention, and 4) Alcohol Education for Minors. For the purpose of this post, we are going to focus on the DWI Education and Intervention Programs.

The TWO DWI Programs

What do the two DWI programs entail? Read on to learn more about them:

DWI Education

The DWI Education Program is 12 hours long and is designed to educate DWI offenders about the effects of drugs and alcohol on driving ability. This program also helps offenders identify their individual drinking or drug use patterns, and helps them adopt plans that will aims to reduce the possibility of driving while intoxicated in the future.

Course topics include:

  • Decision-making
  • Chemical dependency
  • The symptoms of chemical dependency
  • Drug and alcohol safety problems
  • Texas’ drinking and drugged driving laws
  • The effects of drugs and alcohol on the body
  • The effects of alcohol on driving ability
  • The costs of a DWI conviction

DWI Intervention

This program is 32 hours long and is specifically designed for multiple DWI offenders who have substance abuse problems that were not addressed in the first offender program. This program addresses offenders’ drug or alcohol-abusing lifestyles and encourages them to seek treatment to prevent further problems linked to substance abuse.

Course topics include:

  • Responsibility
  • Co-dependency
  • Lifestyle issues
  • Values and self-esteem
  • 12-step groups
  • Peer pressure
  • Preventing relapse
  • Problem solving
  • Positive thinking vs. irrational beliefs
  • How substance abuse affects family members

Related: Penalties for DWI in Dallas

Are you facing DWI charges? If so, contact our firm to schedule a free case evaluation with Dallas DWI Attorney, Peter Barrett.