Prime for Life

PRIME for Life

Alcohol and substance abuse puts people at risk: risks like health, safety, relationships with family and friends, and future success in school or at work. It even puts brain development at risk.

The Prime for Life curriculum helps participants understand substance-use risk factors and how to make responsible choices. In a group setting, this two-session workshop includes a variety of interactive learning segments:


    • The effects of alcohol and THC on brain development
    • Stereotypes about addiction
    • Phases of use
    • Tolerance and standard “dosages”
    • Friends and other social influences
    • The impact of high-risk choices
    • Making low-risk choices to protect your values
    • Setting goals for the future

Court-Ordered Participants

In most cases, court-ordered participants will receive a registration form and letter by postal mail from our agency with their assigned class dates and times. Participants may also register by mail, email, phone, or in person at our office. The $50 fee for the class may be paid at the first session.

To satisfy court requirements, participants must attend both four-hour sessions. The class is offered at least once per month. Participants must wear a face mask and group sizes are limited for social distancing as recommended by the Barron County Department of Health. Call our office or view our calendar for the upcoming classes.

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