The assessment counselor will determine what classes and treatment you need. You will have to pay the fees for these classes and successfully complete them before you will be given your license. Also, the DUI classes represent a significant commitment of your time.
Laws for alcohol-impaired driving back then are simple, a person is not allowed to drive a motor vehicle if he’s intoxicated. This law, however, is not clear because it’s not further defined.
I received many emails and comments in response to that post. Many of those commenting believed that alcoholics anonymous (AA) is a cult. I frankly take those comments with a grain of salt. All of them were from former AA members. When you are at a low point in your life and counting on something to help you turn that life around but that something does not work, what do you do? You don’t look to yourself because you know you cannot change by yourself. You blame everyone else. You blame the program. You dismiss, you denigrate, you destroy. You do anything except take personal responsibility for your failure. I know this because I have been at that low point. Turning to AA for assistance in moving past that point does not make AA a cult; it makes you human.
Don’t give in to peer pressure. Often times, drunk driving results from your friends wanting you to take them home. If you are too drunk to drive, do not let your friends convince you that you are “good enough” to drive.
Many mistakes and crazy nights later, I finally admitted I had a drinking problem. I wanted to remember my weekends out with friends. I wanted to be the healthy athletic person I used to be. I wanted to limit the people around me to actual friends not only drinking buddies. These epiphanies made me ready to face my alcoholic tendencies.
Liquor stores, bars, and alcoholic beverage companies make drinking seem attractive and fun. It’s easy for a high school student to get caught up in a social scene with lots of peer pressure. Inevitably, one of the biggest areas of peer pressure is drinking. People who binge-drink throughout high school are more likely to be overweight and have high blood pressure by the time they are 24. They may look at alcohol as a way to reduce stress, even though it can end up creating more stress.