90.96 DES​​
Drug Education School

We’re committed to helping you.  Our 90.96 Drug Education Program is an early intervention/education program.  The 15 hour curriculum focuses on learning about traditional drugs of use as well as designer drugs as they come on the market.

Participants will learn about the effects of substance use short term and long term as well as light/recreational or heavy use.

North Carolina Courts will refer a person with their first drug offense for an opportunity to have the charge expunged from their record. This will save a person difficulty in getting a job, going to college or entering the military as these organizations look at criminal records/drug charge records closely.

Anyone from 16 years of age and up are welcome to participate in our program.  The cost is only $150.00 and it includes the cost of the entrance screening.
DES Schedule (2020)
Kings Mountain
DES Schedule

6:00-9:00 PM

February 24-28th

April 27 - May 1st

June 22-26

August 24-28th

October 19 - 23rd

DES Schedule

6:00-9:00 PM

January 13 -17 2020

February 10 - 14th 

March 9 - 13th

April 13 - 17th

May 211-15 th

June 8 - 12th

July 13 - 17th

August 10 - 14th

September 14 - 18th

October 12 - 16th

November9 - 13th

December 14 -18th
DES Schedule

6:00 - 9:00 PM

January 6 -10th

February 3 - 7th

March 2 - 6th

April 6-10th

May 4 - 8th

June 1 - 5th

July 6 - 10th

​August 3 - 7th

​September 7 - 11th

October 5 - 9th

November 2 - 6th

​December 7 - 11th
DES Schedule

6:00 - 9:00 PM

December 2-6 Shelby

December 9 - 13 Lincolnton

​December 16 - 20th Gastonia
* For 2019 all classes will be held Monday - Friday from 6pm - 9pm. At our Gastonia, Lincolnton and Shelby Offices.  We offer morning sessions at our Kings Mountain office which is less than 20 miles from Gastonia, Less than 20 miles from Shelby and less than 30 miles from Lincolnton.  We must have 6 students enrolled in each session to qualify as a group session.  Any sessions with less than 6 registered in attendance MAY be subject to rescheduling.  DO NOT WAIT to the last possible session to get enrolled.
Register Now!
We want to eliminate every obstacle that could come between you and getting the education or treatment you need so you can move forward with your life.

Pick the best location, class dates and times that best fit your needs. Take into consideration any upcoming court dates, travel distance, and the fact that these classes take place every day for one week. 

Once you decide on the best option for you, you are ready to register. Please answer every question to the best of your ability with the most accurate and up-to-date information. Be sure to check for typos, specifically when it comes to your contact information. We need to be able to get a hold of you if we have questions about your registration form.

Upon completing the registration form, you will have the option to pay the $150.00 for your class now through paypal with a credit or debit card. If you choose not to pay at this time, you will need to visit one of our offices and pay for the class.  Your seat will not be reserved until you registration and payment are complete.  Our offices accept card or cash. No personal checks.  If for some reason you failed to register or pay in advance, we do offer same day registration and payment.  The Late Registration Fee is $50.00.

By submitting your registration you acknowledge that if you cannot attend the class you are registering for you will give us  notification as soon as possible to allow others to obtain your seat.  If you do not give us 48 hours notice, you will be charged a $30.00 rescheduling fee.
I don't have access to: (Choose what applies) Food, Medical Care, Clothing, Close meaningful relationship(s), Transportation (if needed), Opportunity to have aspirations and routine, A safe place for privacy that is respected, Associations and others (e.g. counselors) who provide emotional support/enjoyment, Freedom from being physically/emotionally abused
Date of Birth
Highest level of education completed
Employment Status
Marital Status
In the past 3 months who did you live with most?
If on probation please provide PO name here.
How supportive do you think your FAMILY will be if you decrease substance usage?
How supportive do you think your FRIENDS will be if you decrease substance usage?
Who referred you : Attorney and Court system. Please list Attorney's name if applicable.
Explain in detail what happened when you received your charge/case?
Who in your family uses substances and which ones.
What type of work do you do? Where and if you are not working, why?
Other than this charge, what other charges have you had?
Any prison or jail time? How much time and what years?
Have you seen a doctor in the last year? For what? What did the doctor do for you?
Present danger to self?
How often do you drink alcohol, beer or wine?
How much is your normal amount of drinking per occasion?
Next Court Date
How often do you smoke marijuana?
How much is a normal amount per occasion indicate blunt, bowls, joints, vape or other ways of administer. How much and how often
Thinking of the last year how often do you substances?
What medicine are you using that is not prescribed by a doctor?
How much and how often do you use this substance?
Do you or anyone in your family have any concerns about your substance use? Please share.
Session you are registering for: Location
City and State
Session you are registering for: Dates
Do you have any other charges pending in court now?
Have you completed a DES program in the last 7 years?
Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons? YES/NO
Have you abused prescription drugs? YES/NO
Do you abuse more than one drug at a time? Yes/No
Can you get through the week without using drugs.? Yes/No
Have you had “blackouts” or “flashbacks” as a result of drug use? Yes/No
Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use? Yes/No
Does your spouse (or parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs? Yes/No
Has drug abuse created problems between you and your spouse or your parents? Yes/No
Have you lost friends because of your use of drugs? Yes/No
Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs? Yes/No
Have you been in trouble at work because of your use of drugs? Yes/No
Have you lost a job because of drug abuse? Yes/No
Have you gotten into fights when under the influence of drugs? Yes/No
Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs? Yes/No
Have you been arrested for possession of illegal drugs? Yes/No
Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs? Yes/No
Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use (e.g., memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding, etc.)? Yes/No
Have you gone to anyone for help for a drug problem? Yes/No
Have you been involved in a treatment program especially related to drug use? Yes/No
Are you always able to stop using drugs when you want to.? Yes/No

Confirm you are not a robot and click submit. You will be re-directed to the payment page. If you wish to pay online, there is a fee of 4% ($5.00).  You may pay at any office during business hoursvia, Cash and Money Order. We DO NOT accept checks.