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Web-based Interventions Proven Effective in Treating Substance Abuse Problems

A new study in the American Journal Of Psychiatry (Volume 171, Issue 6, June 2014) shows that incorporating a web-based educational intervention in the treatment of drug abuse can not only help people stop using drugs, but can also keep them in treatment longer.

TES is a web-based version of the Community Reinforcement Approach plus Contingency Management, a packaged approach with demonstrated efficacy.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the NIH, funded this study.

TES consists of 62 interactive modules that teach patients how to achieve and maintain abstinence from drug use and includes prize-based motivational incentives to encourage adherence to treatment.  Patients given TES were less likely to drop out of treatment than those in the control group.  Also, the web-based intervention helped patients stay abstinent from drug use, even those who were not abstinent at the beginning of the study.  With such findings, web-based interventions like TES are promising addi…

FREE Online Victim Impact for Court Ordered Requirements

Victims Panel from Tom Wilson Counseling and TeleHealth FREE Victim Impact Panel if you enroll in one of our DUI, Alcohol, Drug, or Relapse Classes. Victim Impact Panels are commonly required by a judge to assist DUI offenders in changing their driving behavior patterns. A Victims Impact Panel is designed to modify driver behavior through educating and introducing the driver to the realities of how irresponsible driving impacts the community, victims and their families, and the driver's own family.

If you do not register for a DUI, Alcohol & Drug or Relapse Prevention Class, you can still enroll in a standalone Victim Impact Panel class. Requires ability to view videos online.

Register for Standalone Victims Impact Panel : $49.00

Minor in Possession Class Online for Court Requirements

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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, Cognit…

Alcohol Drug Awareness Classes Online for Court

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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…

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,

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

Top Ten Tips for Parents for Preventing Drug Abuse in their Kids Before reviewing the Ten Tips for Parents, there are two important points to be aware of:
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 …

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

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Online Substance Abuse Education Program, Alcohol Drug Awareness, Minor in Possession, Minor in Consumption and Drug Diversion ClassesDid 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 / L…