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    All Prime For Life and ADETS participants must enroll at First Step. There are only 20 spaces allowed for each ADETS session and it is on a first come, first served basis. Clients who do not have an NC DWI may also take the 16 hour educational Prime For Life program for a variety of needs and to meet any legal requirements. Call First Step Services for more information.

    Often the 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 that completed your assessment. According to NC DWI laws, an assessment is only valid for 6 months. Participants must actually begin attending the 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. The State of NC is very strict on the 6 month rule. All completion documents for DMV will be rejected by the State if attendance starts even 1 day after the 6 months.

    First Step Services, LLC utilizes the Prime For Life program as our ADETS programs. It is a verified best-practice model that is required for the State of NC DWI ADETS programs. For more information, visit www.primeforlife.org.

    In Durham, Drug and Substance Abuse Education clients may qualify for our Prime For Life program as an alternative to attending the Drug Education School. Also, the standard Drug Education provided by First Step will consist of four 2 1/2 hour groups, scheduled for to be completed in one week. Our 10 hour Drug and Substance Abuse Education program is available for offenders who are required to attend by the courts and for other purposes. 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! Make sure we have your driving record and BAC before enrolling in the class.

    ADETS RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID IN FULL IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A GUARANTEED SEAT. NC LAW REQUIRES ONLY 20 DWI PARTICIPANTS IN AN ADETS CLASS, SO SIGN UP EARLY!

    2014 ADETS Schedules:

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    Cary NC ADETS Schedules

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

    Cary Facility 2014 ADETS Schedules
    July 2014 Cary, NC ADETS Schedule
    Tuesday, July 22nd 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    Wednesday, July 23rd 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Friday, July 25th 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Saturday, July 26th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Sunday, July 27th 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    August 2014
    Tuesday 5:30 pm to 9 pm – August 19th
    Wednesday 6 pm to 9 pm – August 20th
    Friday 6 pm to 9 pm – August 22nd
    Saturday 9 am to Noon – August 23rd
    Sunday 9 am to 12:30 pm – August 24th

    September 2014
    Tuesday 5:30 pm to 9 pm – September 23rd
    Wednesday 6 pm to 9 pm – September 24th
    Friday 6 pm to 9 pm – September 26th
    Saturday 9 am to Noon – September 27th
    Sunday 9 am to 12:30 pm – September 28th

    October 2014
    Tuesday 5:30 pm to 9 pm – October 21st
    Wednesday 6 pm to 9 pm – October 22nd
    Friday 6 pm to 9 pm – October 24th
    Saturday 9 am to Noon – October 25th
    Sunday 9 am to 12:30 pm – October 26th

    November 2014
    Tuesday 5:30 pm to 9 pm – November 18th
    Wednesday 6 pm to 9 pm – November 19th
    Friday 6 pm to 9 pm – November 21st
    Saturday 9 am to Noon – November 22nd
    Sunday 9 am to 12:30 pm – November 23rd

    December 2014
    Tuesday 5:30 pm to 9 pm – December 16th
    Wednesday 6 pm to 9 pm – December 17th
    Friday 6 pm to 9 pm – December 19th
    Saturday 9 am to Noon – December 20th
    Sunday 9 am to 12:30 pm – December 21st

    Garner ADETS Classes

    First Step Services of Garner
    136 US E. Hwy 70, 136 US E. Hwy 70, Suite 201
    Garner, NC 27526
    Phone: (919) 329-9400


    Garner Facility 2014 ADETS Schedules

    July 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, July 18, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, July 19, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, July 20, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, July 25, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    August 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, August 15, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, August 16, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, August 17, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, August 22, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    September 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, September 19, 2014 – 5:30-9:30PM
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, September 21, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, September 26, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    October 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, October 17, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, October18 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, October 24, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    November 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, November 7, 2014 – 5:30-9:00PM
    Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Sunday, November 9, 2014 – 9:00AM-12:00PM
    Friday, November 15, 2014 – 6:00-9:00PM
    Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 9:00AM-12:30PM

    December 2014 Garner, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday, December 12, 2014 – 5:30 – 9:00 PM
    Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Sunday, December 14, 2014 – 9:00AM – 12:00 PM
    Friday, December 19, 2014 –6:00 -9:00PM
    Saturday, December 20, 2014 – 9:00 AM – 12:30PM

    Durham NC ADETS Program

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


    Durham Facility 2014 ADETS Schedules
    August Durham, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday August 1, 2014 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Saturday August 2, 2014 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday August 3, 2014 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday August 8, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday August 9, 2014 9:00am-12:30pm

    September Durham, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday September 5, 2014 5:30pm – 9:00pm
    Saturday September 6, 2014 9:00am – 12:00noon
    Sunday September 7, 2014 9:00am – 12:00noon
    Friday September 12, 2014 6:00pm 9:00pm
    Saturday September 13, 2014 9:00am – 12:30pm

    October Durham, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday October 3, 2014 5:30pm-9:00pm
    Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00am-12:00pm
    Sunday October 5, 2014 9:00am-12:00pm
    Friday October 10, 2014 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Saturday October 11, 2014 9:00am-12:30pm

    November Durham, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday November 7, 2014 5:30pm – 9:00pm
    Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00am – 12:00noon
    Sunday November 9, 2014 9:00am – 12:00noon
    Friday November 14, 2014 6:00pm 9:00pm
    Saturday November 15, 2014 9:00am – 12:30pm

    December Durham, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday December 5, 2014 5:30pm – 9:00pm
    Saturday December 6, 2014 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Sunday December 7, 2014 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Friday December 12, 2014 6:00pm 9:00pm
    Saturday December 13, 2014 9:00am – 12:30pm

    Raleigh ADETS Program

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


    Raleigh Facility 2014 ADETS Schedules
    Friday August 8th 5:30 pm -9:00pm
    Saturday August 9th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Sunday August 10th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Friday August 15th 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday August 16th 9:00am – 12:30pm

    September 2014 Raleigh, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday September 5th 5:30 pm -9:00pm
    Saturday September 6th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Sunday September 7th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Friday September 12th 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday September 13th 9:00am – 12:30pm

    October 2014 Raleigh, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday October 10th 5:30 pm -9:00pm
    Saturday October 11th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Sunday October 12th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Friday October 17th 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday October 18th 9:00am – 12:30pm

    November 2014 Raleigh, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday November 7th 5:30 pm -9:00pm
    Saturday November 8th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Sunday November 9th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Friday November 28th 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday November 29th 9:00am – 12:30pm

    December 2014 Raleigh, NC ADETS Schedule
    Friday December 5th 5:30 pm -9:00pm
    Saturday December 6th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Sunday December 7th 9:00am – 12:00pm
    Friday December 12th 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
    Saturday December 13th 9:00am – 12:30pm

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

    ***ALL FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL TO GUARANTEE A SEAT IN THE CLASS.  THE STATE ALLOWS ONLY 20 SEATS FOR ADETS. 

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