As a counselor for both in-class and online alcohol and drug education classes I know how valuable these courses are. Now I have further proof to back me up.
In many of my alcohol classes I discuss the value with the students. I will admit that most are there as a “punishment” to try and keep them from making the same mistake. They certainly should not view it as a punishment, yet most do.
If you have ever taken an alcohol class, even an online alcohol class, you the value it has. If you have never taken an alcohol class, perhaps you have taken traffic school. Even if you didn’t want to be there, you know that the class changed the way that you think – at least for a while.
One of the benefits of an online alcohol class is there is no distraction from fellow students or instructors. It is important to take your online class in a quiet room and give yourself a good opportunity to absorb the material.
This is the first in a series of blogs looking at the effectiveness of online alcohol classes. If you or someone you care about has a drinking problem, please seek help as soon as possible. An online alcohol class is a good place to start, especially if you prefer to maintain total anonymity.