MIP, DWI and Choices Not Chances Classes

Choices Not Chances (CNC)

CNC is an 8-hour program (two 4-hour classes) developed to educate those adults 18 and up who have received a citation for Public Intoxication or some other alcohol/drug related offense that does not require enrollment in a state-sponsored MIP, DWI, DOEP or Advanced DWI course. Classes must be taken in the correct sequence (class 1, class 2 within the same session). Topics include substance abuse history, current drug trends, and information on how drugs affect the body.

The Program is designed to…

  1. Present information on social values, media influence, current laws, addiction of the brain, drug information, family dynamics, stress & coping skills, decision making, and community resources.
  2. Educate participants on the physical and mental effects of alcohol & drug use on the body plus its impact on society. Class will also discuss addiction signs & symptoms and where to go for help.

Choices Not Chances Cost: $50
**Youth needing a similar class are enrolled in a 2-hour course taught by prevention staff at no cost.

You must register in person and payment is due at time of registration. Cash, credit cards and money orders are accepted. Registration is on a first come first-served basis. Classes fill up quickly, so the sooner you come, the more likely you will get the class of your choice.

Check in time for class is 6:00pm. DO NOT BE LATE. Class starts promptly at 6:00pm. Late arrivals will not be admitted to class and will forfeit their registration fee. No Exceptions.

Please call (979) 846-3560 for more information.

Minor In Possession (MIP)

The Alcohol Education Program for Minors (MIP) is a 6-hour program (2 separate 3 hour classes). Classes must be taken in correct sequence (Session 1, Session 2). An exit interview is required to receive a Certificate of Completion. This class is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services and authorized by TEX. ALCO. BEV. CODE ANN 106.115.

The Program is designed to…

  1. Present information on the effects of alcohol on behavior and on the lives of those who use alcohol;
  2. Help participants identify their own drinking patterns and problems;
  3. Educate participants about the laws relating to possession, consumption and purchase of alcohol beverages; and the laws relating to minors driving under the influence of alcohol; and
  4. Assist participants in developing a plan to reduce the probability of involvement in future alcohol-related illegal behavior or determent ail activity.

The curriculum contains information on the following topics: societal values related to alcohol consumption by minors, the influence of alcohol advertising on young people, the physical, social and psychological effects of alcohol upon young people; the relationship between motor vehicle and other accidents and alcohol use; relevant laws relating to the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, drinking patterns and problems of young people including abuse and addiction and decision making skills.

Classes are for minors, under the age of 21, or for individuals who were under 21 at the time the citation was received. The course is conducted in two 3-hour sessions on a monthly basis. Cost: $50

YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON. Registration is on a first come first-served basis. Classes fill up quickly the sooner you come, the more likely you will get into the class of your choice. There is no telephone registration.

Be sure to have your:

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Judge’s Name and
  • Payment in full

Persons under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at registration and have written permission from the legal guardian.

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

The Driving While Intoxicated Program (DWI) is a 12-hour program (four separate 3-hour classes) approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services and authorized under TEX CODE of CRIM PROC. art 4212. Classes must be taken in correct sequence (Session 1, Session 2, etc.). An exit interview is required to receive a Certificate of Completion.

This standardized program is 12 hours in length and is designed to help DWI offenders increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs as these substances relate to driving skills, to identify their own individual drinking/drug use and driving patterns, and to assist them in developing plans which will reduce the probability of future DWI behavior.
Specific course topics include alcohol/drug and traffic safety problems, Texas laws relating to DWI, effects of alcohol/drugs on humans, alcohol/drugs and driving task abilities, chemical dependency, symptoms of dependency, sources of assistance, costs of DWI, and decision-making.

The Program is designed to…

  1. Present information on the effects of alcohol and other drugs on driving skills;
  2. Help participants identify their own individual drinking or drugged driving patterns; and
  3. Assist participants in developing a plan to reduce the probability that they will be involved in future DWI behavior.

YOU MUST REGISTER IN PERSON. Registration is on a first come first-served basis. Classes fill up quickly the sooner you come, the more likely you will get into the class of your choice.

Be sure to have your:

  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Judge’s Name and
  • Payment in full

Persons under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at registration and have written permission from the legal guardian

Cost: $100

Individuals who need to sign up for any of the classes should call (979) 846-3560. Please see the events calendar for the dates of upcoming classes.


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