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    Prime for Life and ADETS Substance Abuse Education Programs and Schedules

    ADETS & Prime for Life Substance Abuse Education Programs and Schedules

    All Prime For Life and ADETS participants must enroll in advance at First Step. There are only 20 spaces allowed for each session. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. The 16 hour Prime For Life program meets a variety of needs and to meet legal, school, job, etc. requirements.

    Prime for Life /ADETS classes sell out quickly. 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 participants is $160 per session. The cost for non-NC DWI participants may be slightly higher due to the cost of materials only. The State DWI office receives fees from all ADETS and DWI providers to offset some of the cost of the materials for NC DWI (508) clients only. There is never a cost to the taxpayer for any materials or services provided by First Step Services, LLC.

    To enroll, be prepared to pay the fees and bring the recommendation forms from the agency where you completed your assessment, if assessed elsewhere. 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 still 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.

    “Enjoyed learning about the struggles of other people. I realize how blessed I am. My favorite class was the one where two elderly married couple shared their family stories.” Anonymous

    At our Durham facility, Substance Abuse Education clients may qualify for our Prime For Life program as an alternative to attending the Drug Education School.  Our 16 hour substance abuse 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).  State law allows no exceptions.

    “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 relavent to real life. The conversations in the group were great with a very high participation rate from the whole group.” Anonymous

    ADETS FEES = $160.00 (NO TAX)
    PRIME FOR LIFE FEES = $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.

    “My DWI is what brought me to First Step. It was an eye opener. I believe it has changed me for the better. My first impressions of First Step were it was a welcoming environment people shared why they were here. As my time here passed I learned a lot about myself through others. This place has people from all walks of life and we all battle some form of addiction. The counselors were great. I’ve enjoyed this experience and believe it will continue to help me in the future when faced with difficult decisions. I just want to thank you both for all your help and support!” Anonymous

    2016 ADETS Schedules:

    Cary NC – ADETS Schedule Download.
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    Garner NC – ADETS Schedule Download.
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    Durham NC – ADETS Schedule Download.
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    Raleigh NC – 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
    2016 – ADETS Schedule

    October 2016
    October 11, 2016              5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    October 12, 2016              6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    October 14, 2016              6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    October 15, 2016              9:00 AM to Noon
    October 16, 2016              9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    November 2016
    November 15, 2016             5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    November 16, 2016             6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    November 18, 2016             6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    November 19, 2016            9:00 AM to Noon
    November 20, 2016           9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    December 2016
    December 13, 2016             5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    December 14, 2016             6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    December 16, 2016             6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    December 17, 2016             9:00 AM to Noon
    December 18, 2016            9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Garner office building

    Garner NC – 2016 ADETS Schedule

    October 21, 2016              5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    October 22, 2016              9:00 am-12:00 pm
    October 23, 2016              9:00 am-12:00 pm
    October 28, 2016              6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 29, 2016              9:00 am-12:30 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 – 2016 ADETS Schedule

    Friday, October 7, 2016       5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Saturday, October 8, 2016     9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Sunday, October 9, 2016       9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Friday, October 14, 2016      6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
    Saturday, October 15, 2016    9:00am-12:30 pm

    Friday, November 4, 2016      5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Saturday, November 5, 2016    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Sunday, November 6, 2016      9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Friday, November 11, 2016     6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
    Saturday, November 12, 2016   9:00am-12:30 pm

    Friday, December 2, 2016      5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    Saturday, December 3, 2016    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Sunday, December 4, 2016      9:00 am-12:00 pm
    Friday, December 9, 2016      6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
    Saturday, December 10, 2016   9:00am-12:30 pm

    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 2016

    October 7, 2016               5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    October 8, 2016               9:00 am-12:00 pm
    October 9, 2016               9:00 am-12:00 pm
    October 14, 2016              6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    October 15, 2016              9:00 am-12:30 pm

    November 11, 2016             5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    November 12, 2016             9:00 am-12:00 pm
    November 13, 2016             9:00 am-12:00 pm
    November 18, 2016             6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    November 19, 2016             9:00 am-12:30 pm

    December 9, 2016              5:30 pm-9:00 pm
    December 10, 2016             9:00 am-12:00 pm
    December 11, 2016             9:00 am-12:00 pm
    December 16, 2016             6:00 pm-9:00 pm
    December 17, 2016             9:00 am-12:30 pm


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