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    Prime for Life, Alcohol and Drug Education, ADETS Schedules

    All Prime For Life and ADETS participants must enroll in advance at First Step. By NC law, there are 20 spaces allowed for each session. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. The 16 hour Prime For Life program meets many legal, school, job, etc. requirements.

    To enroll, contact the First Step facility which you would like to attend and schedule an enrollment session. The cost of Prime for Life/ADETS for NC DWI requirements is $160 per session. The cost for non-NC DWI participants may be slightly higher due to the cost of materials.

    To enroll, be prepared to pay the full fees at enrollment. If you had your assessment elsewhere, the recommendation forms from the agency where you completed your assessment. According to NC DWI laws, a DWI assessment is valid for only months. Participants must begin attending ADETS classes within 6 months of completing the assessment. Enrolling within 6 months but starting classes later than 6 months requires a new assessment according to statutes.

    First Step Services, LLC utilizes the Prime For Life program as our ADETS programs. It is the standard best-practice model that is required for DWI ADETS programs.

    “My counselors have supported me in bettering my foundation to strive. The information I learned from my 16 hour ADETS class has really given me the information I need to make informative decision about drinking. Coming to group has showed me that I am not alone and that we are all in it together. After all the time, after all the money, and after all the heartache; I am grateful for my DUI! My DUI saved my life!” Anonymous ADETS/Prime for Life graduate

    At our Durham facility, Alcohol and Drug Education clients may qualify for our Prime For Life program as an alternative to attending the Drug Education School.  Our 16 hour substance use education program is available for offenders who are required to attend by the courts. Students often attend to satisfy college requirements. For more information, call (919) 419-0229.

    State of NC DWI regulations prevent us from enrolling DWI ADETS clients without a current, valid lifetime driving record and proof of breathalyzer or blood alcohol content (BAC).

    “This class provided lots of new information to me about Risk Factors contributing to substance/alcohol abuse. Our instructor did a good job of making the group relevant to real life. The conversations in the group were great with a very high participation rate from the whole group.” Anonymous Prime for Life graduate

    ADETS = $160.00 (NO TAX)
    PRIME FOR LIFE  = $185.00 (NO TAX)

    VIP – Victim Impact Panel session meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 9:30. The cost is $50. Call our Raleigh office for more information. The VIP session meets DWI requirements for most states and is beneficial for all who attend, DWI offenders and interested others.

    “I think this class is very helpful. I enjoyed the counselor and classmates. I recommend this class to everyone. I learned so much in First Step and I thank you all for your help.” Anonymous Prime for Life education graduate

    2017 Prime for Life and ADETS Schedules: Scroll down to view schedules for each of the locations

    Cary NC – 2017 ADETS Schedule Download.
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    Garner NC – 2017 ADETS Schedule Download.
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    Durham NC – 2017 ADETS Schedule Download.
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    Raleigh NC – 2017 ADETS Schedule Download.
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    Cary NC ADETS Schedules

    First Step Services of Cary
    128 Quade Drive
    Cary, NC 27513
    Phone: (919) 651-8349 Fax: 919-651-0113

     

    Cary NC
    2017

    Prime for Life and ADETS Schedules

    AUGUST 2017
    Tuesday August 15th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday August 16th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday August 18th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday August 19th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday August 20th 9 am to 12:30

    SEPTEMBER 2017
    Tuesday September 12th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday September 13th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday September 15th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday September 16th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday September 17th 9 am to 12:30

    OCTOBER 2017
    Tuesday October 17th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday October 18th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday October 20th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday October 21st 9 am to Noon
    Sunday October 22nd 9 am to 12:30

    NOVEMBER 2017
    Tuesday November 14th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday November 15th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday November 17th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday November 18th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday November 19th 9 am to 12:30

    DECEMBER 2017
    Tuesday December 12th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday December 13th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday December 15th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday December 16th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday December 17th 9 am to 12:30

    Garner office building

    Garner NC – 2017 Prime for Life and ADETS Schedules

    AUGUST 2017
    Friday August 18th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday August 19th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday August 20th 9 am to Noon
    Friday August 25th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday August 26th 9 am to 12:30 pm

    SEPTEMBER 2017
    Friday September 15th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday September 16th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday September 17th 9 am to Noon
    Friday September 22nd 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday September 23rd 9 am to 12:30 pm

    OCTOBER 2017
    Friday October 20th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday October 21st 9 am to Noon
    Sunday October 22nd 9 am to Noon
    Friday October 27th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday October 28th 9 am to 12:30 pm

    NOVEMBER 2017
    None due to Thanksgiving

    DECEMBER 2017
    Friday December 15th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday December 16th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday December 17th 9 am to Noon
    Wednesday December 20th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday December 22nd 5:30 pm to 9 pm

    Durham NC ADETS Program

    First Step Services of Durham
    3329 Chapel Hill Blvd, Suite 201
    Durham, NC 27707
    Phone: (919) 419-0229   Fax: (919) 490-3708


    Durham NC – 2017  Prime for Life and ADETS Schedules

    JULY 2017
    None due to July 4th

     

    October:
    Tuesday, October 3rd, 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wednesday, October 4th, 6-9pm
    Friday, October 6th, 6-9pm
    Saturday, October 7th, 9-12pm
    Sunday, October 8th, 9-12:30pm

    October/November:      

    Tuesday,October 31, 5:30-9:00pm
    Wednesday, November 1st, 6-9pm
    Friday, November 3, 6-9pm
    Saturday, November 4, 9am-12pm
    Sunday, November 5, 9am-12:30pm

    November/December  
    Tuesday, November 28, 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Wednesday, November 29, 6-9pm
    Friday, December 1st, 6-9pm
    Saturday, December 2nd, 9-12pm
    Sunday, December 3rd, 9am-12:30pm

    Raleigh ADETS Program

    First Step Services of Raleigh
    211 E. Six Forks Road, Ste. 117
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    Phone: (919) 833-8899  Fax: (919) 833-8894


    Raleigh NC – ADETS Schedule 2017

    JULY 2017
 
    No Prime for Life/ADETS at our Raleigh location in July. Check our other locations for July availability

    SEPTEMBER 2017

    Tuesday September 5th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday September 6th 6 pm to 9 pm
Friday
    September 8th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday September 9th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday September 10th 9 am to 12:30 pm

    OCTOBER 2017
    Tuesday October 10th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday October 11th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday October 13th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday October 14th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday October 15th 9 am to 12:30 pm

    NOVEMBER 2017
    Tuesday November 7th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday November 8th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday November 10th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday November 11th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday November 12th 9 am to 12:30 pm

    DECEMBER 2017
    Tuesday December 5th 5:30 pm to 9 pm
    Wednesday December 6th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Friday December 8th 6 pm to 9 pm
    Saturday December 9th 9 am to Noon
    Sunday December 10th 9 am to 12:30 pm

    At first, I didn’t know what, the group was going to be, like but I found everyone to be very nice and easy going. It was good that I was able to talk and let everyone know how I was feeling in a good setting. I also found it very helpful to hear everyone else talk and to hear other people’s stories. It gave me a different perspective which was nice to have. The counselor was very nice and she helped the classes go smoothly with activities that kept me interested and were very informational.—Anonymous ADETS/Prime for Life Graduate

    “I think this class is very helpful. I enjoyed the counselor and classmates. I recommend this class to everyone. I learned so much in First Step and I thank you all for your help.” Anonymous ADETS/Prime for Life graduate

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