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Alcohol Awareness Class Offered
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 43,973 minors were arrested in Texas for alcohol related violations in 2009
These offenses include minor in possession, minor in consumption, driving under the influence and public intoxication (MIP, MIC, DUI, PI). As part of their punishment, young alcohol offenders are mandated to complete a state approved alcohol awareness program.
Alcohol Awareness Associates provides these state approved Alcohol Awareness Classes for young people. The West Houston/Katy class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. each day at Comfort Suites located at 11440 Clay Road. Read more......
Teen Drinking Continues To Be A Big Problem In State
Sixth grade. It's the time when school children are learning about ratios in math class, world politics in social studies and Bunsen burners in science.
It's also the time that, outside of school and alone with their friends, they're learning firsthand about beer, wine and vodka.
According to a recent state study, Texas public school children who drink, begin drinking on average at the age of 12, many as young as 9 - fourth graders. By the time they are high school seniors, a staggering 71percent of students have drunk alcohol, and more than a third have done so in the last month. Read more......
To Avoid Abuse
Alcohol Awareness Class Held in Kingwood Helps Change Lives of Students
Shanna Stauffacher has the distinction of passing all of the 150 students in her Alcohol Awareness Program for minors in Kingwood.
Stauffacher meets with the kids 6-9 p.m. the first Monday and Tuesday of each month at the Lake Houston Family YMCA, 2420 W. Lake Houston Blvd.
"The kids call it M.I.P. or Minors in Possession," she said. "It's a standardized state program for minors who have been given citations for possession of alcohol."
The former elementary teacher trained at Texas A&M University to gain her certificate to teach the course. The program is overseen by the Texas Commission of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The six-hour course is divided into two, three-hour classes which kids can take over two or three nights. Read more....