Testimonials from those who completed the course:
“What Do You Know About Alcohol/Other Drugs?”

“I’m glad that I took this course. It was good to know all the stuff I learned. It will really help me make the choice to stop drinking altogether.”
The thing I liked best about this course is …
“Even though I didn’t have a teacher the books & journal were very specific and personal enough to make change & have meaning.”

The thing I liked least about this course is …
“It was all around awesome.”

How would you describe this course to a friend?
“Very encouraging, expressive and helpful.”

“I never figured how much drinking cost me before”
“It really made me take a second look at my behavior & actions – I really didn’t feel I had a problem before I did this (course).”
“I had no instructor but the material was easy to follow.”
“Thank you. Considering my personal criteria i.e. age, characteristics, and events leading up to this course requirement, I felt this was a very prudent & worthwhile life event for me. I do appreciate the fact that you afforded(sic) me the correspondence method.”
“Well, it has been supportive of the changes I was already in the process of making. I now find it humorous when people get a little miffed at me for saying no where before I felt pressured to provide entertainment! Thank You Both!”
“You gotta check this out, you can’t believe how much you don’t know. It’s really affected my life. I just wish I could’ve gotten into it a different way.”
“I was really upset when I found out that I had to take this course. But as I am doing it, it is very informative and there is a lot of information that I did not know about. This course has really made me think. I am glad that I am taking it.”

How would you describe this course to a friend?

“I would tell them to make the best of it to help their own selves.”

The thing you liked best about this course is…

“The change plan. By making you think of a specific course of action and writing it down. I feel like I will follow through.”

“John – Just wanted to say ‘thanks’. The course was incredibly informative and quite helpful. In my opinion, this course should be MANDATORY for ALL high school students, NATIONWIDE.”
The thing I liked best about this course is…

“the explanations of the problems of substance abuse and the guidelines for making changes and a change plan.”

“Dear Diana,

Thank you very much for taking the time to help me through the course. I know this is different due to the fact that I can’t speak or write English very well. I must say that this course has brought my daughter and I much closer, as you know she does all the writing and interpretation, and for that I thank you. This DWI has indeed taught me a valuable lesson, from financial loss to self-respect and humility. As you know, I lost my very best friend not too long ago, and as I get older I realize just how short life is. Please rest assure that alcohol will no longer be a problem in my life. It amazes me that people (like you) willingly take the time to help and educate others like myself, to lead better lives. There are not enough people like you. My daughters/sons thank you, my wife thanks you, I thank you!”

“Every lesson I’ve learned something. I’ve learned that drinking can be a big problem. Sometimes when I sit with my friends I’ll tell them what I learned.”
“I have learned a big lesson on what I did wrong. I have actually read through the information booklet 3 times so far. It was the wrong decision to drink, its grose(sic) anyway. Thank you.”
“I think a lot of thought has gone into the preparation of these lessons. They are very informational and if they had been available before my arrest it probably would not have occured(sic).”
“This course…is really causing me to look hard at myself. I really have a better understanding of what I need to do.”
How would you describe this course to a friend?
“time consuming, but pretty informative.”

The thing I liked best about this course is …
“It’s over.”

“This lesson has refreshed my memory about driving and taught me more about the privilege of driving. It takes a lot to learn before you get behind the wheel, the lesson was great.”
“Thank you, this was a great course.”
“Its weird how I knew this already, Its common sense, but I needed a pamplet(sic) to “assure” me of it all for me to realize it is a problem.” 17 yr old
” I know after I’m done with this I’m going to be a different person.”
How would you describe this to a friend?
“It was interesting and thought provoking. I honestly learned a lot about substance abuse & addiction that I did not know.”

The Thing I liked best about this course is …
“The explanations of the problems of substance abuse and the guidelines for making changes and a change plan. … overall(sic), very well organized. I appreciate it. Thank you.”

“This course is a eye opener for me and I am glad that I have a chance to go through it.”
“Change Plan is a good lesson to know and relize(sic) their(sic) is a better way”
“This course has taught me the fundamentals of drugs & alcohol recovery and what to do and expect of myself.”
“It was interesting and thought provoking. I honestly learned a lot about substance abuse & addiction that I did not know.”
“This section really got me thinking about change plans and how I can implement them. It seems like a good technique for the future.”
The thing I liked best about this course is …
“I really liked the journal because of all the useful information.”

The thing I liked least about this course is …
“NA”

How would you describe this course to a friend?
“Take this course if you feel the need to party. It will change your life.”