Minor in Possession Course
Court-mandated drug and alcohol education
This Minor in Possession Course meets all Nevada requirements for court-ordered alcohol and drug education for juveniles.
In Nevada, it is against the law for youth under the age of 21 to buy, consume or possess alcohol or controlled substances. Nevada Revised Statute 62E.630 and 62E.620 define the consequences of this offense, which may include mandated education.
Drugs and Alcohol
Most people think of drugs in two ways: either a medicine requiring a doctor’s prescription or a substance that is considered illegal. However the reality is much larger. Aspirin, cough medicine, herbal remedies, energy drinks and even tobacco products are drugs. Anything that alters a biological process is considered a drug. Alcohol is also a drug. It affects the mind, reduces a person’s ability to think rationally and distorts judgment.
Minor in Possession offenses
You can be cited for possession if you are under 21 and:
►You are holding an open or closed container of alcohol—even if you are not drinking it.
►You purchase alcohol
► You exhibits signs/symptoms of having consumed alcohol (verified by breath test or other investigative means approved for law enforcement)
►There is alcohol in a car you are in without your parent or legal guardian present—even if the alcohol is in a sealed container.
►You are in a public or private setting, without your parent or legal guardian present, and have alcohol near enough that it could be assumed to be yours.
Why take this Minor in Possession Course
Our Minor in Possession Course is 100% online. Sign in and out as often as you like, whenever you like. The course will keep track of your time and progress. It is compatible with tablets, smartphones and computers.
About the Minor in Possession Course
This minor in possession course covers the different types of drugs. It then explains how the different systems of the body are impacted by drug use. Statistics show the prevalence of use by minors. The course also helps pinpoint problem areas and provides tips for prevention. Finally, the Minor in Possession Course also provides resources in Nevada for teens and for dealing with addictions.
We also offer a Substance Abuse Course.