PRIME For Life For Adults is a program designed to reduce
the risk of long-term health problems, such as alcoholism,
as well as the risk of short-term problems related to
impairment. The curriculum incorporates what has been
learned from the heart disease field about the type of
information people need to change behaviors. Information
is presented objectively and persuasively, using documented
research findings rather than opinions, scare tactics
or exaggerations. The curriculum’s nonjudgmental
research-based approach is one reason attitudes and behaviors
change after having participated in PRIME For Life programs.
PRIME For Life For Adults is taught to adults in the
workplace, schools, the military and other settings. It
is often offered to professional groups such as social
workers, counselors, and court designated workers, for
Emphasis on Alcohol
PRIME For Life programs emphasize the prevention of alcohol-related
problems. Alcohol is a legal beverage in most places,
for most people, at some point in life, so prevention
advice needs to be available to everyone. Though the majority
of people who drink do not experience problems, high-risk
drinking choices create serious problems for many. In
fact, high-risk drinking causes more problems than all
illegal drugs combined. So, while the program emphasis
is on alcohol, the curriculum does not underestimate the
real concerns with other drug use. A Drug Unit teaches
how drugs in general impact our brain chemistry which
helps students understand how addiction progresses. Special
emphasis is given to marijuana. The principles established
about the development of problems with alcohol are applied
to other drug use.
If you are referred by a counselor/therapist from Family
Counseling Services, she or he will help you register.
You may register between the hours of 1pm and 3 pm Monday
through Thursday at Family Counseling Services in Athens.
You must register at least one week prior to the class
session in which you will begin.
is the Cost?
The is cost is $110. This may be paid by check, cash
or money order at least seven days prior to the first
class. This will cover a workbook and materials for the
two day seminar. No certificate of attendance will be
issued until payment in full is received.