Participants will be guided through The Flex Modules; An Impaired Driving Series which is a cost-effective and flexible solution for impaired driving programs. All of the Flex Modules resources can be used with Level I or II education interventions or as components of substance use treatment for impaired driving offenders.
The Journals encourage responsible decision-making and reduce recidivism by assisting participants in making positive changes to their impaired driving behavior. To support effective facilitation, each Journal has a Facilitator Guide that provides foundational knowledge, facilitation strategies and other tips alongside miniature Journal page images.
- Why Am I Here? invites participants to explore their arrest experiences and how they can make positive changes to their driving behavior. The Journal includes self-monitoring charts to track use and driving behavior.
- Alcohol, Other Drugs, Driving and You examines common myths about alcohol and other drug use. Participants learn about BAC and its impact on driving in addition to other drugs and their effect on the body and the ability to drive.
- In Use, Misuse and Problem Use, participants explore different relationships to substances, including nonuse, responsible use, misuse and problem use and evaluate their own relationships with substances. They then consider changes they can make to their substance use to avoid impaired driving.
- Feelings and Behavior explores how events can lead to self-talk, which leads to feelings, which ultimately lead to behavior. Participants explore making responsible choices at every step in this chain to avoid driving impaired.
- Change vs. Consequences explores financial, legal and social consequences of impaired driving. Participants consider the process of change and the strategies that can help them make positive changes to their driving behavior. Risky driving behaviors, such as texting, are also covered.
- Using the Transtheoretical Model’s stages and strategies for change, participants build a plan for avoiding another impaired driving offense using SMART goals. This Journal can act as a valuable checkpoint for programs that conduct follow-up.
NurseWise Crisis Line
The NurseWise crisis line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week by calling 866-495-6735. Telephone Crisis Intervention Services are provided by nurses, behavioral health professionals, behavioral health technicians, and peer and family support specialists.
- The transtheoretical model of behavior change assesses an individual's readiness to act on a new healthier behavior, and provides strategies, or processes of change to guide the individual through the stages of change to Action and Maintenance.
- SMART goal setting brings structure and trackability into your goals and objectives. To make your goal S.M.A.R.T., it needs to conform to the following criteria: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.