Course Highlight: Under the Influence

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Under the Influence is a personalized, interaction alcohol intervention course that works for adults and juveniles in courts, high schools, and colleges.

Under the Influence alcohol intervention is geared toward individuals with high-risk drinking or alcohol violations, such as underage drinking, driving under the influence, or public intoxication. The course includes multiple lessons addressing alcohol's effects on health, drinking and driving, state-specific laws, and alcohol/prescription interactions.

Utilizing the eCHECKUP TO GO brief intervention for alcohol, this course also includes a 30-day follow-up to measure changes in individuals’ attitudes and behavior. Individuals receive a confidential drinking profile that summarizes personal drinking-related problems, compares drinking habits with social norms, challenges personal expectations, and provides a range of non-drinking strategies.

Learning Outcomes of Under the Influence:

  • Develop a personal profile to examine personal drinking habits, family influences, and reasons for drinking
  • Review what they do and don’t like about alcohol and its effects
  • Look at reasons why they drink and expectations they have about drinking
  • Challenge perceptions of peer use of alcohol
  • Examine how their alcohol use affects themselves and others
  • Develop practical steps to make a change about their drinking habits
  • Understand what a standard drink is and how long it takes to process it
  • Examine their drinking habits on a weekly, daily, and hourly basis
  • Discuss alcohol absorption and metabolism
  • Understand BAC and the different factors that do and don’t influence it
  • Examine downsides of alcohol use in their life
  • Understand the “Expectancy Effect”
  • Look at legal and personal consequences of dangerous drinking habits
  • Discuss their likelihood of developing alcohol dependence and/or other alcohol problems
  • Discuss dangers of drinking and driving
  • Understand the sexual risks associated with heavy drinking
  • Explore the physical effects of alcohol
  • Reflect on how much money they spend on alcohol and other financial impacts drinking may have
  • Discuss dangers behind alcohol poisoning, symptoms, and how to help
  • Discuss dangers of alcohol and substance interaction
  • Discuss commonly endorsed strategies for drinking reduction and decide which ones work best for them
  • Reflect on how much time they spend drinking
  • Learn healthy ways to respond to peer pressure

We have high school, college and court versions available! Head to to sign up or get more information today!


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