Texas Alcohol and Drug Testing Service, Inc offers substance abuse education at the Houston office. All classes offered meet required standards set forth by Texas Department of State Health services (formerly TCADA) and are under the instruction of trained and certified professionals. While typically these classes are mandated, anyone may choose to attend the classes for knowledge in the area including companies who have employees that test positive on a drug test and want to offer them an opportunity to increase their awareness and maintain their position with the company.
Pre-registration is required for each class which includes payment. Registration/payments are accepted during regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm). Accepted forms of payment include cash, money order or credit card. Registration can also be completed via this website, mail or phone.
Section 521.971-521.377, Texas Transportation Code (formerly Article 668b, Section B, and Texas Civil Statues) states that a person convicted of misdemeanor or felony drug offenses will automatically have their licenses suspended for a period of six months. In order to have their license reinstate, they must attend and successfully complete an education program on the dangers of drug abuse approved by TCADA. Failure to complete the program will result in the license being revoked indefinitely, until the education program is completed. The standardized program is 15 hours in length and is designed to increase the knowledge of drug offenders by educating them on the dangers of drug abuse and associated illegal activities, to identify their own individual drug-use patterns, and to assist them in developing a personal action plan which will help reduce the probability of suffering the consequences of future drug using and illegal behavior. Specific course topics include history of drug abuse, drug/DWI laws, dynamics of drug use, drugs of abuse, how drugs work, cost of use and abuse, health issues, HIV, interpersonal relationships, glamorization of drugs, values and behaviors, past and desired behaviors, getting control of your life, resource options and personal action planning with emphasis on Stages of Change (Prochaska and DiClemente).
Texas Drug Offender Education Program: Course Fee: $90.00
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