PRIME for Life (Adult Alcohol & Drug Education classes, formerly called PRO)
Formerly known as PRO, PRIME for Life (PFL) is based on the Lifestyle Risk Reduction Model. PFL emphasizes changing perceptions of the risks of drug and alcohol use and related attitudes and beliefs. Risk perception is altered through the carefully timed presentation of both logical reasoning and emotional experience. Instructors use empathy and collaboration (methods consistent with motivational interviewing) to increase participants’ motivation to change behavior to protect what they value most in life. Participants are guided in self-assessing their level of progression toward dependence or addiction. PFL also assists participants in developing a detailed plan for successfully following through with behavior change.
Where are alcohol and drug education classes held?
These classes are held at our Lakewood (14805 Detroit Ave, Suite 200) and Chester (3950 Chester Avenue) offices.
How do I register for alcohol and drug education classes?
Contact Heather Ungar at 216-619-1482 for a schedule of classes and to register.
Who can take this class?
Any adult in need of education about drugs and alcohol, including those who are court-ordered to participate in an education program.
Is there a cost for these classes?
Yes. The fee for the weekday classes (which is intended for people who are unemployed) is $20 for the workbook.
The fee for the weekend classes (which is intended for people who are employed) is $180, due before the class begins.
How do I get started?
Contact Heather Ungar at 216-619-1482, and ask to register for alcohol/drug education classes. No referral is needed, but if you have a Probation Officer or DCFS Social Worker, you should let them know you're taking this class, especially if it is a requirement of your probation or case plan.
Does this class meet state or court requirements?
That depends on what the state or court requirements are, but our programs are certified by the ADAMHS Board, and most of the time attendance that produces a Certificate of Completion is enough to meet court or state requirements. Please note that a signed release of information is needed before information regarding registration, attendance or completion can be given to any outside entity.
Can I get progress reports or proof of enrollment? Do I get a certificate of completion?
All individuals who complete the required classes receive a certificate of completion. Progress reports, letters, proof of enrollment are available by request of client or referral source.
What documentation do I need to take this class?
Picture ID and contact info of the referral source (if applicable).
Can I show up at the class instead of registering?
Classes are not open, so everyone MUST register to attend and must begin on a specific date.