Drug and Alcohol Awareness

The purpose of this class is to:

Educate our clients concerning the devastating effects of substance abuse spread far and wide. In the United States alone, millions struggle with addiction and its long-lasting consequences. Many have come to view drug use as an epidemic that has claimed thousands of lives across the country. Addiction doesn’t take a break, is without restrictions, and is an unbiased force. It seeps into every facet of their lives, and the lives of their family, friends, and peers.

The interaction between substance abuse, mental health, and criminal thinking is examined as our clients are educated and trained to identify and cope with the interpersonal processes that lead to chemical dependency.

Substance Abuse Awareness Material:

The materials utilized in this program are based upon the Matrix Program© from Hazelden and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) by Dr. Marsha Linehan and Dr. Carol Moonshine.

Program Components:

Homework Assignments: Brief assignments will be given to Participants. Doing the assignments will allow you to get the most from the classes

Quizzes: Quizzes will be given to participants to ensure they understand the course material.

Self Assessments: Self Assessments will be given to participants to enable them to keep up with their progress as they go through the lessons.

Practice Exercises:  In some lessons, you’ll be asked to do a practice exercise (answers provided right in the exercise).  This is the second way that we confirm your understanding of material. 

Final assignment:  At the end of your course you will be asked to complete a final assignment. Though it is not actually part of the class material, it will allow you to assess what you have learned during the course and give feedback and ideas about the dynamics of Life Skills Academy.

Remember, these courses are self-paced. You’ll be progressing through the course as quickly or slowly as you like. You control the pace. Once you enroll in the class, you can begin.  We want you to get the most out of this course, so we require that you complete all activities in lesson one before you’ll be allowed to continue.

Participant Communications:

Group Meetings: Many group sessions are scheduled for this class via our Webinars. Participants can attend online and interact with his/her instructor and other attendees and share experiences and feelings while developing tools to help participants learn to develop a non abusive response to behavior

Forums:  Our Discussion Forums are open to participants 24/7. Participants go there to discuss courses, lessons, class content or anything they want. 

Event Planner: If you have an event you would like to inform your fellow classmates about. Please use our event planner!

Chat: Chat with your instructors and counselors if you have any concerns. 


The goal of these intervention programs is to:

  • Relapse prevention skills
  • Cognitive behavioral techniques
  • Life, interpersonal, & relationship skills
  • Self-regulation and stress tolerance
  • Identifying triggers
  • Identifying consequences of using
  • Claiming personal ownership of alcohol or drug abuse/use
  • Maintaining sobriety
  • Refusal skills training
  • Life skills training
  • Relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence
  • The impact of drug and alcohol use on your children
  • Consequences of substance abuse
  • Societal cost of drug and alcohol abuse
Class Fees:

16 Hour Substance Abuse Awareness Class $85.00

26 Hour Substance Abuse Awareness Class $115.00

36 Hour Substance Abuse Awareness Class $135.00

52 Hour Substance Abuse Awareness Class $195.00

After you complete all classes you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Write a paper on how this Substance Abuse class has helped, impacted or changed your life. (Final Assignment)

To receive your certificate: Email your Final Assignment  – The Name of your Class (example: 52 hour Substance Abuse Awareness Program) to: certificates@lindamcqueen.org along with YOUR NAME as you would like for it to appear on your certificate and the email address you would like your certificate sent to.

You may need a letter for the judge to explain our services and what we do. Please feel free to download and print this letter to present it the Judge presiding over your case.

Letter to the Judge – Substance Abuse


The classes on our website are educational courses only. They are not a substitute for medical or psychological advice or counseling. It is your responsibility to confirm with the judge, probation, or your attorney as to whether a distance-learning DV program will meet your requirements in your state or county.