by Donald Best
Prime For Life is a court ordered program typically for those individuals who have received a DUI.
This is a national program that was first created in 1971. This program has been continually improved and researched. This class focuses on teaching students how protect the things they value most in life by making low-risk choices.
The most important benefit to students of this class is learning to
protect what you value, your families, your careers, your goals, your leisure time activities, your health, your spirituality, by making low-risk choices.
The second benefit to you students is understanding your choices.
The third benefit is learning why you want to make those choices.
As clinicians we are impressed with the Prime For Life program for
several reasons. First, because of the staggering amount of empirical (duplicated and randomized) research that has gone into this program. Not just drawing on other research but on the program itself to make it evidence based. Secondly, the dedication to helping people prevent addictions. Finally, the ability of the course to meet the needs of every student no matter how diverse their ages, economics or culture. Those who are required to take this course could be an underage person who has only ever had one drink to a confirmed alcoholic in a relapse. How do you teach one single class designed to help each person make the diverse changes each needs to avoid further problems? Yet that is exactly what this program does so well. By mapping out the stages of addictions those just starting out can see how they can get to where they want to be and how to avoid getting somewhere they do not. Others further along can see how they got to where they are and how to get to where they want to be.
Additionally, the program has a deep understanding of what it takes for people to change woven into every particle of it. Many people who have taken this course have found it emotionally moving and helpful. We are excited to be offering this course now.
Do you need to take Prime For Life?
We are pleased to announce we are offering Prime for Life class over video conferencing. (We will also be offering in person sessions as soon as the Covid – 19 situation makes it possible.)
Our first classes begin: Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6pm for those over
the age of 21.
Our second class begins: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6pm for
those under the age 21.
Our ongoing class times are:
Class 1 : Age group over 21, Monday & Tuesday 6-8 pm, Starting with the first Monday of the month, through the 4th Monday &
Tuesday of each month.
Class 2 : Age group under 21, Wednesday & Thursday 6-8 pm
Starting with the second Wednesday of the month, for 4 weeks.
Please contact us to find out the next start date for each section.
How to register for Prime For Life; Online video classes
1. Call Donald Best, CMHC 435-691-1302, or email him at
2. Receive your initial intake paperwork.
3. Return your initial intake paperwork along with your court
documents requiring you to attend Prime For Life.
4. Schedule and Complete your software set up and testing
session with Donald.
5. Make payment.
Please contact Donald Best to register for the class and to obtain a
Substance Abuse Assessment.