Alcohol Awareness Program for Minors

What is the Alcohol Awareness Course?

The Alcohol Awareness Course is a state certified, 6-hour course completed over two days. (You cannot complete the six-hour course in one day). The Alcohol Awareness Course is often confused with Alcoholics Anonymous.  If you want to attend AA meetings, by all means do it, but it won’t meet the requirement of the court ordered Alcohol Awareness Course. To meet that requirement, make sure you get enrolled in a state-certified Alcohol Awareness Course, which we offer here at The Counseling Place. The course consists of 2 three-hour classes. You must attend both classes in order to receive credit for completing the program. That’s not our rule; it’s the state’s rule.

Another state rule involves attendance. We must have at least 3 participants to hold the course. If we do not meet the minimum requirement, the class will be cancelled. Our facility’s group room can only hold 18 students, so we have to limit our class size to 18. Because of the rules about minimum and maximum students allowed, please call in advance to sign up. Certain times of the year are busier than others, so call to make sure there’s space and that the class is scheduled to go.

What’s the Course Fee?

Course fee is $70. Fee is non-refundable.

When Is the Next Available Course?

April, 2017:
Monday 4/17/2017  6pm -9pm  & Tuesday 4/18/2017  6pm – 9pm
(Remember, one course consists of 2 classes. You must attend both classes)

Where is the Course Held?

The Counseling Place Map
375 Municipal Drive, Suite 222 (Use Entrance A)
Richardson, Texas 75080

How do I Enroll?

Call Irene Peugh at 469-283-0340 or email her at Irene@counselingplace.org. Your payment is due at the time of enrollment. If you do not reach Irene, feel free to call the main number: 469-283-0242.

Remember, we must have at least 3 students enrolled to hold the course and no more than 18, so please call beforehand to enroll.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

Arrive a few minutes early! The Counseling Place is in a condo inside a building (Richardson Medical Park). The doors to the building lock in the evenings. If you are late to class, you will not be able to enter the building, and you will not be able to attend the class. We will not refund your money if you’re late or miss a class.

You can bring water, but no other snacks or drinks.

If you miss a class, your case may be returned to the court, and you will be required to appear before a judge.

What about Community Service Requirements?

We encourage you to contact non-profits as soon as possible and ask about community service opportunities. Each non-profit agency has its own rules and procedures, and the information changes so often that we no longer provide a list to people searching for locations to complete this requirement.  Some agencies require you to complete a training program first. Some agencies have only a few spots available, so you have to sign up in advance. All we can advise is to get this arranged as soon as you can.

Who Tells the Court I’ve Completed All the Requirements?

You do. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate. You’ll provide that to the court. If you lose your certificate, we charge $25 for the replacement. You must keep track of your community service hours, too, and provide that documentation to the court.

Still Have Questions?

If you have other questions, call or email Irene Peugh. (Do not put your question in the “Leave a Reply” section.)