Who is it for?
Not everyone that has dealt with alcohol-related issues is an "alcoholic" or even needs treatment. Portal DWI is an education program only, and is not treatment, which allows many members of the public to comfortably explore effects of their drinking, whether they have a "drinking problem" or not. The groups are relaxed, interesting, and supportive.
Preferred Family Healthcare, Inc., is a proponent in using 3D virtual environments to meet with our clients, individually and in groups.
The Portal DWI Curriculum & what you will explore in the groups:
- Laws and Consequences
- Financial loss
- High Risk Situations for re-offense
- Think your way out of Re-offending
- Seemingly Irrelevant Decisions
- Personality Characteristics and Moral Inventory
- Rethinking Drinking
- It's up to you
- Thoughts-> Attitudes -> Behaviors
- Stages of Change
The curriculum is set up as such that you will be able to join a group at any place during the process. Homework Assignments may be given at the end of each session to be completed for discussion by the next session.
This program will not satisfy any SATOP requirements you have.
You can download the Portal DWI paperwork, which includes additional information you will find helpful, as well as signup forms. At this time, entry into the Portal DWI program requires a court referral.
Because the Portal DWI program is online, Courts from all over the state can pool their defendants in order to get enough participants. Often a sparsely populated county or municipality cannot send enough people to a program to make it worthwhile economically. Portal DWI solves that problem. Additionally, since the program is on line it is totally confidential. People in the program, do not know the identities of others. The benefit to this is that participants are more likely to be honest when it comes to their behaviors, which in turn leads to a more effective treatment program.
- Brian Stumpe -City Prosecutor, Jefferson City, Missouri
For more information about Portal DWI please contact:
Jim Wallis, Sr. Vice President