National Safety Council
Prime for Life
TN Department of Safety

DUI Class Topics

A+ DUI and Defensive Driving Schools, LLC serves the East Tennessee area and offering the Prime for Life Alcohol/Drug prevention program PRIME FOR LIFE. The classes are certified by the Department of Health for the State of Tennessee and are mandated for all convicted DUI offenses in the state of Tennessee and the majority of the other states in the U.S. A+ DUI and Defensive Driving Schools, LLC offers the (10, 12, 16 and 20) hours of educational classes.

Prime for Life is used as the core curriculum program for TN and the following states for alcohol/drug prevention education: IA, GA, SC, NC, ME, MT, ND, HI, UT, KY, RI, and NY. Prime for Life is actively used in all states and widely used in IN, NH, CO, AK and WY. The Department of Defense uses Prime for Life for all branches of our military personnel.

 

The focus of these programs are long-term prevention and intervention. All Instructors are licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Health and Prime for Life to teach these classes. If you would like to register for one of these DUI classes please complete the following information form or contact us by phone at 865-335-5286.

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NOTICE: In order to complete our classes students must provided Identification at the time of registration sign-in. The following ID can be accepted: Driver’s License, ID Card, OR Social Security Card. Those without a valid form of identification may attend for education purposes only.

Certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of required hours and required payment for educational classes. We are listed on the TN Department of Health for approved schools and on the Federal Government list of approved schools for teaching Prevention Educational Classes (www.samhsa.gov). Call for details.

PRIME For Life course details

Step 1 - Common Views and the New View

This unit establishes a personal perception of risk (it could happen to me – my choices determine whether or not it happens). Participants learn about risks that they can control and risks that they cannot control. This unit present a new way of thinking about, and preventing, alcohol and drug problems. It explores common views about the causes of alcohol problems, research that casts doubt on these common views, and the new view of alcoholism and impairment problems supported by research. Participants explore the things in life that are most important to them, and learn how their choices either protect or jeopardize those things.

Step 2 - Five Steps to Risk Reduction

The Five Steps to Risk Reduction teach participants how to estimate their biological risk (risks they cannot change), and based on that risk, what behaviors are low risk – both now and for the future. Students learn specific, individualized, research-based, age-appropriate quantity and frequency guidelines for alcohol use that reduce risk for all alcohol-related problems.

Step 3 - Risk Reduction and Drugs

Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug, and public debate has often left young people confused about the risks. This unit makes the risks real and directly addresses the misinformation being disseminated by pro-use groups. This unit also presents a simplified overview of brain chemistry and how drug use affects this delicate balance, which often leads to a variety of problems. An optional section on cocaine extends the impact of the curriculum.

Step 4 - Phases of Use and Self-Assessment

Progression into alcoholism or drug dependence is not automatic. The self-assessment process in this unit teaches people what phase of use they are in. Content is presented in a way that participants “see” themselves which helps interrupt progression for people who have not developed alcoholism or drug dependence and prevents further deterioration for people who have.

Step 5 - Choose A Direction

Individual and group activities provide the opportunity to apply what has been learned, obtain support from others and prepare for personal change. Participants clearly identify ways that their choices have been either jeopardizing or protecting the most important things in their lives.

Step 6 - Plan to Succeed

Individual and group activities guide participants in developing a plan that helps them follow through with their commitment to making low-risk choices.

Step 7 - Intensive Plan to Succeed

Individual and group activities guide participants in understanding how they can avoid having future alcohol/drug problems by committing to their phase adjusted guidelines, and work to motivate participants to seek help through AA/NA, and/or other support services, and/or alcohol/drug treatment.

PRIME FOR LIFE

Alcohol/Drug Education Prevention Classes

PRIME for Life is the mandated Alcohol/Drug Educational Prevention class in the State of Tennessee. This program is researched evidence based and is presented by licensed and trained instructors and is licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health. The program was developed by the Prevention Research Institution (PRI) and is a non-profit educational organization. PRIME for Life is a risk reduction program. Classes are accepted in all courts as the required program for the client to meet DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements and state requirements.

We Offer the Following Class Options:

Drug/Alcohol Prevention Class – – SAVE $10.00 OFF YOUR COST BY PRE-PAYING THROUGH PAYPAL

12 Hour Program – – $175.00 ($165.00 if prepaid)

16 Hour Program – – $285.00 ($275.00 if prepaid)

20 Hour Program – – $385.00 ($375.00 if prepaid)

No refund for all pre-paid Paypal payments.

Please call for additional services (ie. assessments and small group sessions or one-on-one counseling sessions).

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive your certificate of completion on the last day of the course.

FAQ for Alcohol/Drug Risk Prevention

Assessments can be scheduled by contacting our office for this service. All assessments will be performed by a License and Drug alcohol Councilor (LADAC). Call us today to schedule!