Monday, July 21, 2014

Minor in Possession Class Online for Court Requirements

Did you get a DUI, MIP, MIC, Alcohol or Drug arrest in one state but live in another state? 
 
Our online classes have been accepted by most states, courts, judges, attorneys, probation, parole, employers, colleges and universities to meet court, agency, employment and student requirements for a DUI, Alcohol Drug Awareness, Minor in Possession, or Drug charges, as well as meeting requirements for education for employment or college and university enrollment. Please check state or court requirements before enrolling.

Complete DUI, Alcohol Awareness, Minor in Possession, Minor in Consumption, Drug Diversion Programs Online for court with Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. Includes FREE 60 minute Victim Impact Panel for Court Requirements. 

Tom Wilson Counseling Center has been providing approved classes online since 2004 for DUI, Alcohol, Drug, Anger Management, Conflict Management, Petty Theft Shoplifting, Traffic Safety, Parent Education, Thinking Errors, Cognitive Self Change, and DUI, Alcohol, Drug Evaluations. Instructor credentials can be viewed here: www.tomwilsoncounseling.com
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Contact us at support@twccsolutions.com or call Toll Free 1.877.368.9909 during office hours; Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm MDT/MST with questions. If you call before or after our regular office hours, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

How to Restore Your License after Getting a DUI in California and Live out of State

DUI in California, but live out of State? Remove a Suspension of Your Driver's License if You Receive a DUI in California with a 1540 Waiver Packet.
Tom Wilson Counseling Center receives many phone calls asking whether they can take an online DUI class to comply with court requirements for a DUI in California. The answer is, it depends.
Scenario #1 : You are a resident of  California and have been convicted of a first-time DUI offense in California. Your license is suspended by the CA DMV. In order to remove the license suspension, the DMV requires you to complete the AB541 3-month DUI class. The DMV will not accept completion of a DUI class from another state, whether done in person or online. The class must be taken at a program approved by the county where the DUI occurred. Even though the court may have approved an of state program or an online DUI class to satisfy court requirements, the DMV will not under any circumstances, accept that class.
However, the court may allow you to take an out of state or online class if you travel for work out of state,  or attend school out of state. However, you would only fulfill the court's requirements, not the DMV's requirements. if you want to remove the suspension, you would have to complete the 3-month class with a CA approved provider who has a physical presence in the state.
Scenario #2: You are a resident of  California and have been convicted of a first-time DUI offense in California. Your license is suspended by the CA DMV. In order to remove the license suspension, the DMV requires you to complete the AB 541 3 month DUI class. You decide to move out of state for a new job and intend on becoming a resident of that state. You learn that the new state cannot issue you a license because the CA DMV has a hold on your licenses. Once CA removes the suspension, then the new state can issue you a new license.
Solution: To remove that suspension of your CA license you must call the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit in Sacramento, CA (916-657-6525) and request a "1650 waiver packet." The DMV will mail the packet to your address. You must fill it out and return it. You will have to show proof that you live at the new address, such as a utility bill with your name and current address. By returning the finished packet to the DMV you are waiving your privilege to drive in CA or to get a CA driver's license. When CA lifts the suspension, the new state will also remove the suspension in the new state.
If you come back to CA within 3 years of the CA DMV processing the waiver and you want your CA license back, you will have to comply with the requirements that existed before, i.e., complete the 3 month class in CA. If you come back and apply for a CA driver’s license after 3 years, you won't have to take the class.
Scenario #3: You are not a resident of  California and have been convicted of a first-time DUI offense in California. Your license may or may not be  suspended by the DMV. The court requires you to complete the AB 541 3 month DUI class. The court may allow you to take an out of state or online class if you live out of state or attend school out of state. You would fulfill the court's requirements, but not the DMV. If for whatever reason, the DMV has a hold on your licenses, you simply complete the 1650 Waiver process as previously mentioned in this article.
This information is provided as a public service by Tom Wilson Counseling Center, and does not constitute legal advice or warrant accuracy. Please contact a California attorney for legal advice regarding your particular legal and court requirements

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Prices Reduced for California Online DUI Classes by Tom Wilson Counseling Center


Prices Reduced for California Online DUI Classes as Well as Longer Online DUI Classes for Other States

At Tom Wilson Counseling Center, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve our customer value and satisfaction. This includes periodically reviewing our expenses and price lists.

I am pleased to share that we have decided to reduce our price for online DUI classes that are 32 hours in length or longer. As of 4/1/2014, the price will drop from $18.75 per class hour to $15.00 per hour. For example, our old price for a 32 hour online AB541 DUI class for non- residents of California was $600.00, and the new price will be $480.00. We will continue to offer no-interest payment plans. We believe that this new price not only gives customers a great value, but it also reflects our commitment to customer satisfaction.

Customers who require a 32 hour class for other states will experience the same cost saving,

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Top Ten Tips for Parents for Preventing Drug Abuse in their Kids

Top Ten Tips for Parents for Preventing Drug Abuse in their Kids


1. Why is there so much focus on keeping kids alcohol and drug free?
Recent scientific research has found that the longer an individual postpones the onset (first use) of alcohol, tobacco or other drug use, the less likely the individual is to develop an addiction or other lifelong problems, including depression.

2. The Power of Parents: Believe it or not, parents are the most powerful influence on their kids when it comes to drugs. Recent research has found that 2 out of 3 kids ages 13-17 say that losing their parents’ respect is one of the main reasons they don’t drink alcohol, smoke marijuana or use other drugs.

So then, as a parent, what can I do use my influence to encourage or promote prevention efforts with my children? Here are Ten Tips for Parents:

1) Don’t Be Afraid to be the “Bad” Parent: Sometimes, our fear of negative reaction from our kids keeps us from doing what is right. When it comes to alcohol and drugs, taking a tough stand can help our children to say no….“my mom or my dad would kill me if I drank or used.” Our decisions and our rules allow our child to use us as “the reason” for not using alcohol or drugs.

2) Connect With Your Child’s Friends: Pay attention to who your child is hanging out with, who’s coming to the house and get to know them. Encourage your child’s friends to come to your home, invite them for dinner and make them feel welcomed. Encourage your child to invite friends over to the house.

3) Make Connections With Other Parents Too: As you get to know your kids friends, take the opportunity to introduce yourself to his/her parents. It’s a great way to build mutual support and share your rules about alcohol and drugs. And, it will make it easier for you to call if your son/daughter is going to a party at their house to make sure that there will be responsible parental supervision.

4) Promote Healthy Activities: Help your kids, and their friends, learn how to have fun, and fight off the dreaded “I’m bored.” Physical games, activities and exercise are extremely important because of the positive physical and mental benefits. Encourage kids to become engaged in other school and community activities such as music, sports, arts or a part-time job. The more your children are active, the less time they have to get caught up in the pressure from peers to drink alcohol and use drugs.

5) Establish Clear Family Rules About Alcohol and Drugs: Setting specific, clear rules is the foundation for parental efforts in prevention, some ideas:
  • Kids under 21 will not drink alcohol
  • Kids will not ride in a car with someone who has been drinking or using drugs
  • Older brothers and sisters will not encourage younger kids to drink or use drugs
  • Kids under 21 will not host parties at our home without parental supervision
  • Kids will not stay at a kid’s party where alcohol or drugs are present.
  • Consistent enforcement of the rules, with consequences, if needed is essential. Without consequences the rules have no value and will not work.
6) Get Educated About Alcohol and Drugs: You cannot rely on your own personal experiences or common sense to carry you through. Your ability to provide family leadership in prevention requires you to be better educated. Share what you are learning with your spouse and your kids.

7) Be a Role Model and Set a Positive Example: Bottom line…. from a kid’s perspective, what you do is more important than what you say! Research studies show that parents who drink alcohol or use drugs are more likely to have kids who drink or use. If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation; if you use medication, use only as directed, and do not use illegal drugs. If you host a party, always serve alternative non-alcoholic beverages and do not let anyone drink and drive.

8) Keep Track of Your Child’s Activities: Asking questions, keeping track, checking in are all important. Research has found that young people who are not regularly monitored by their parents are four times more likely to use alcohol or drugs. Make the time to know what is happening in your child’s life – especially in families where both parents work outside of the home, life is busy but you must find time for your children – know what they are up to!

9) Keep Track of Alcohol and Prescription Drugs: For kids, the most common source of alcohol and prescription drugs is parents. Make sure that your home is not a source of alcohol or prescription drugs for your kids or their friends.

10) Get Help!: If at any point you suspect that your child is having a problem with alcohol and/or drugs (What to Look For), get help. Don’t wait. You are not alone.

Tom Wilson is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist who develops online self-help substance abuse prevention classes to reduce the risk for substance abuse in at-risk persons.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Alcohol Drug Awareness, Minor in Possession, Minor in Consumption Online for Court Requirements

Online Minor in Possession Class
Online Substance Abuse Education Program, Alcohol Drug Awareness, Minor in Possession, Minor in Consumption and Drug Diversion Classes

Did you get a DUI, MIP, Alcohol or Drug charge / arrest and need to complete a court ordered Minor in Possession or Alcohol Drug Awareness Class?

Our online classes have been accepted by most states, courts, judges, attorneys, probation, parole, employers, colleges and universities to meet court, agency, employment and student requirements for a DUI, Alcohol Drug Awareness, Minor in Possession, Minor in Consumption, or Drug charge, as well as meeting requirements for education for employment or college and university enrollment. Please get court or agency approval before enrolling.

4 hour online Minor in Possession class : $75.00
8 hour online Alcohol Drug Awareness / Level 1 Class : $150.00
12 hour online Alcohol Drug Awareness / Level 2 Class : $225.00
16 hour online Alcohol Drug Awareness / Level 2 Class : $300.00
20 hour online Alcohol Drug Awareness / Level 3 Class : $375.00
24 hour online Alcohol Drug Awareness / Level 3 Class : $225.00

Drug Diversion Programs:

24 hour online Drug Diversion class : $450.00

Complete DUI, Alcohol Awareness, Minor in Possession, Drug Diversion Programs Online for court with Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. Includes FREE 60 minute Victim Impact Panel for Court Requirements.

Tom Wilson Counseling Center and TeleHealth has been providing approved classes online since 2004 for DUI, Alcohol, Drug, Anger Management, Conflict Management, Petty Theft Shoplifting, Traffic Safety, Parent Education, Thinking Errors, Cognitive Self Change, and DUI, Alcohol, Drug Evaluations. Instructor credentials can be viewed here: www.tomwilsoncounseling.com.

Contact us at support@twccsolutions.com or call Toll Free 1.877.368.9909 during office hours; Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm MDT/MST with questions. If you call before or after our regular office hours, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

www.tomwilsoncounseling.com

Friday, September 13, 2013

Negative Effects of Alcohol on College Students

College Students and Drinking

Courtesy of Tom Wilson Counseling Online Classes

Think Safety First

An estimated 599,000 college students suffered alcohol-related injuries nationwide in 2011.

Approximately 1,800 college students die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries each year.

Strive for a Healthy Body and a Healthy Mind

One long island ice tea cocktail has up to 520 calories. That’s the same caloric content as a Quarter-Pounder with cheese from McDonald’s.

Do you think light beer will help you cut back on calories?  Think again.  Just one 12 oz Bud Light has 110 calories, but most people don’t have just one beer. If you drink five bottles of Bud Light you will consume the same number of calories that are in a small, healthy meal.

Save Your Money

If a student goes out to drink 3 nights per week and has 3 drinks per night, they will spend about $2,000 each semester.

The cost of replacing your lost cell phone is $100-$400.

The cost of missing 1 class due to a hangover can be as high as $200.

The cost of a DUI = $10,000 to $20,000. This depends on where you live.

Adding Up the Hours

How long does it take you to recover from a hangover?  How many nights do you regret and wish you could get back?

How else could this time be spent?

How about spending more time doing the things you actually like? You’d be surprised, how much more time you actually have after cutting out a few drinks on your night out. 

Maintain Your Image - It Could Affect Your Future

Photos of your night out can and do end up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. Your future employer will be looking.

37% of employers admit to using social media to pre-screen job applicants. 34% of these employers have not hired someone because of content they found on social media accounts.

What if your friends captured your night on video camera--would you like the person you see?

Keep People Close

Let’s face it, we’re different people after too many drinks. Don’t let alcohol get in the way of your relationships. One bad night could ruin a relationship or destroy a friendship.

According to one study, friends, roommates, and bystanders reported experiencing the following with students who had drank too much:

-23% had experienced an unwanted sexual advance
-11% had been pushed, hit, or assaulted
-36% had been insulted or humiliated
-16% had property damaged
-71% had sleep or study interrupted

What are you doing or saying that you don’t recall because you were blackout drunk? Have you lost any friends? 

Don't Let Your Grades Suffer

One university found that the median GPA for their first-year students who were treated for a binge-drinking episode was almost a third of a point below that of their class.  This put them in the bottom 25 percent of their class.

Sources: 
BeWise.syr.edu from Syracuse University (http://bewise.syr.edu)
College Drinking – Changing the Culture (http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov)