Local drugs and alcohol driving awareness program approved TEA

By Kathy Thomas

Drugs and alcohol are a dangerous combination. The Drugs & Alcohol Driving Awareness Program (DADAP) was approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to help address this serious issue.

Alcohol is the number one killer among teenagers today. It is important to understand that alcohol severely impairs the ability to form cognitive skills. Parents, schools and churches in the DFW area are partnering with DADAP to help educate teenagers on the dangers of alcohol and how alcohol can damage their developing brain.

During the training the students will learn why alcohol is considered a depressant and how it causes them to function. Even small doses of alcohol can quickly affect parts of the brain that influences thinking processes.

The program is designed to help young people to get a second chance. Parents are encouraged to not allow their teenagers to become part of the criminal justice system for minor citations.

Teenagers who receive class C misdemeanor citations for Minor In Consumption (MIC), Minor In Possession (MIP), Public Intoxication (PI), can have a clean record at the age of 21 years old by completing a DADAP course at the request of a judge. They are placed on deferred adjudication. Once they complete the required probationary period required by the courts your record will be espionage.

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