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About The Awareness Group
The Awareness Group provides alcohol and drug education and treatment programs, and is the oldest program of its kind in the Desert area of Riverside County. Founding director Howard Bibby's principles and knowledge in dealing with impaired drivers are maintained by a dedicated staff of professionals. We continue to raise awareness about the dangers and potential consequences of driving under the influence as well as general drug and alcohol use or abuse. We have over 30 years of experience with the DUI process and will help you fulfill your Court and Department of Motor Vehicles obligations.
Drug Diversion (Palm Springs and Indio)
Outpatient Drug Free - General Drug/Alcohol Treatment (Indio office only)
Awareness Program DUI classes help to satisfy the court requirements for clients who have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or an offense requiring a Drug Diversion (PC1000) program. Program staff work closely with the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide the paperwork for clients to restore their driver's licenses. All counselors are State Certified, and all programs are licensed by the State of California and approved by Riverside County.
The Awareness Group provides these required programs in a supportive and friendly environment. Showing respect for each individual's dignity and acting with professionalism are at the core of program services. Programs are designed to meet the needs of individuals, helping them make a lifestyle change in addition to meeting their court requirements.
We have two offices to better serve the Desert communities of Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Thousand Palms, and Thermal.
All programs must be attended in person; the State of California does not allow online DUI classes
DUI School (Palm Springs and Indio)
Program Goals and Objectives
To improve public health and safety on the highways by reducing the incidence of use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs while operating motor vehicles.
To educate each participant by providing sufficient information about the effects of alcohol and other drugs and their impact on individuals, families, and communities.
To motivate each participant to understand the need and accept the responsibility for his/her decision about continued use/abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
To motivate, support, and help each participant make appropriate and permanent lifestyle changes to prevent further DUI offenses or other negative effects resulting from the use/abuse of alcohol or other drugs.
To assist the individual in learning discipline and self-control through an education process designed for personal growth.
The Awareness Program, Inc. is Doing Business as "The Awareness Group," you may see the two names used interchangeably. Both "The Awareness Group" and "The Awareness Program" are used to refer to our offices in Indio and Palm Springs.