MINOR IN POSSESSION (MIP)
ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR MINORS PROGRAM: (aka MINOR IN POSSESSION (MIP) Section 106.115, Alcoholic Beverage Code, requires minors convicted of first or subsequent offenses for the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages to attend an alcohol awareness course approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse in addition to assessing a fine.
Failure to complete the alcohol awareness course or community service within 90 days of conviction will result in a license suspension of up to 6 months. The standardized program is six hours in length and is designed to help participants increase their knowledge about alcohol and drugs among young people.
The curriculum contains information on the following topics: societal values related to alcohol consumption by minors, the influence of alcohol advertising on young people, the physical, social and psychological effects of alcohol upon young people; the relationship between motor vehicle and other accidents and alcohol use; relevant laws relating to the purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by minors, drinking patterns and problems of young people including abuse and addiction and decision making skills.