Drunk driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives in the United States per year. Driving drunk endangers the driver, the passengers, and other people on the road. It’s an action that holds enormous potential consequences. Additionally, when the police catch an individual driving drunk, there are serious legal consequences as well. Many times, drunk drivers will be required by the court to complete DUI or DWI education programs. The Bergand Group offers DUI educational programs in Towson for anyone who wants to enroll willingly or is court-mandated.

What is the Difference Between DUI & DWI?

DUI stands for “driving under the influence. DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated” or “driving while impaired.” While the terms “DUI” and “DWI” are used interchangeably, there are distinct definitions for both. The definitions vary from state to state.

In Maryland, a DWI is a more severe charge. A motorist can be charged with a DUI if they have blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.07%. On the other hand, a DWI charge requires a BAC of 0.08% and “additional evidence of impairment.” Some signs of impairment can include swerving the vehicle while driving or slurring words while talking.

How DUI Educational Programs Help

Both state courts and the DMV can order a motorist to complete an alcohol education program. The results of the program are taken into consideration before the individual’s final sentencing. Additionally, the individual will often have to complete the program to have their license reinstated.

DUI educational programs teach offenders the dangers of alcohol and the serious risks associated with driving drunk. Students learn how alcohol can be damaging to their health, their relationships, and their ability to think clearly. They also learn to take responsibility for their actions and the actions that resulted in the DUI/DWI charge.

The DUI educational programs serve to reduce the risk of future DUIs. The program teaches students how to plan ahead when they’re drinking and avoid making poor decisions.

DUI Educational Programs in Towson with The Bergand Group

For anyone who requires enrollment in DUI educational programs in Towson, the Bergand Group is a top facility. Students enroll in a program that requires two hours every week for a total of six weeks. Programs have rolling admissions, so individuals never have to wait to sign up and get help. Additionally, many students choose to combine their DUI education with alcohol or substance abuse treatment. Contact the Bergand Group today for more information about enrollment.

About The Bergand Group

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.