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    Prime for Life, Alcohol and Drug Education, ADETS Schedules

    Prime for Life and NC ADETS education classes are best practice programs designed to be client-centered and comprehensive. Prime for Life is the only approved curriculum for ADETS. ADETS is required by NC DWI Services only for people who meet NC DWI Services standards for education only. To qualify for ADETS rather than treatment the DWI client must have a BAC below 15, never had a prior conviction lifetime, meet no diagnosis of a substance use disorder, and a few other criteria required and defined by NC DWI Services.  The class is 16 hours, provided over 4-5 days.

    All Prime For Life and ADETS NC DWI class participants must enroll in advance. By NC law, there are only 20 spaces allowed for each session. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. The Prime For Life program meets many legal, school, job, etc. requirements.

    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 requirements is $160 per session. The cost for non-NC DWI participants may be slightly higher due to the cost of materials.

    To enroll, be prepared to pay the full fees at enrollment. If you had your assessment elsewhere, the recommendation forms from the agency where you completed your assessment. 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 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.

    Alcohol and Drug Education clients can usually qualify for our 16 hour substance use education program, Prime For Life, as an alternative to attending the Drug Education School. If you have an attorney, ask if the Prime for Life program will meet your requirements.  Students are able to satisfy college requirements, employees meet job requirements, DOT, etc.

    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).

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

    VIP – Victim Impact Panel session meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 to 12:00 PM. 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. (919) 833-8899

    2018 Prime for Life alcohol & drug education and ADETS Schedules: Scroll down to view schedules for each of the locations

    ? Cary NC – 2017 ADETS Schedule Download.
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    ? Garner NC – 2017 ADETS Schedule Download.
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    ? Durham NC – 2017 ADETS Schedule Download.
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    ? Raleigh NC – 2017 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 2018 Prime for Life and ADETS Schedules

    FEBRUARY 2018
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    MARCH 2018
    TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 17TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    APRIL 2018
    TUESDAY, APRIL 17TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    MAY 2018
    TUESDAY, MAY 15TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 16TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, MAY 18TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, MAY 19TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, MAY 20TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    JUNE 2018
    TUESDAY, JUNE 12TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, JUNE 15TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, JUNE 16TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, JUNE 17TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    JULY 2018
    TUESDAY, JULY 17TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 18TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, JULY 20TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, JULY 21ST 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, JULY 22ND 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    AUGUST 2018
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 14TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 17TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

     SEPTEMBER 2018
    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    OCTOBER 2018
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21ST 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

     NOVEMBER 2018
    NONE DUE TO THANKSGIVING

    DECEMBER 2018
    NONE DUE TO CHRISTMAS

     

    “Before my Prime for Life classes and group sessions at First Step, I had greatly misunderstood the risks I was imposing on myself by impairing my mind with alcohol. Though I was initially skeptical that I needed any form of counseling it is clear now that my mindset on alcohol needed to change for one at comparing my own problem with the problem of others to one where I take responsibility for my own risky behavior regardless of who else is doing it. I feel an immense debt of gratitude to my counselors as well as my group peers at First Step for giving me this lesson and having the patience to get past my stubbornness. I wish my peers the best of luck and hope they leave the program with the confidence, optimism, and gratitude that First Step has given me.”  Anonymous ADETS/Prime for Life Graduate

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    Garner NC 2018 Prime for Life and ADETS Schedules

    FEBRUARY 2018
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    MARCH 2018
    TUESDAY, MARCH 20TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, MARCH 25TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    APRIL 2018
    TUESDAY, APRIL 24TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    MAY 2018
    NONE DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY

    JUNE 2018
    TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, JUNE 22ND 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, JUNE 23RD 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    JULY 2018
    TUESDAY, JULY 24TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, JULY 25TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, JULY 27TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, JULY 28TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, JULY 29TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    AUGUST 2018
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 21ST 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22ND 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 24TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 25TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    SEPTEMBER 2018
    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    OCTOBER 2018
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    NOVEMBER 2018
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST 9:00 AM TO NOON
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2ND 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    DECEMBER 2018
    NONE DUE TO CHRISTMAS

    “My counselors have supported me in bettering my foundation to strive. The information I learned from my 16 hour ADETS class has really given me the information I need to make informative decision about drinking. Coming to group has showed me that I am not alone and that we are all in it together. After all the time, after all the money, and after all the heartache; I am grateful for my DUI! My DUI saved my life!” Anonymous ADETS/Prime for Life graduate

    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 2018 Prime for Life and ADETS Schedules

    FEBRUARY 2018
    Completed

    MARCH 2018
    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    APRIL 2018
    TUESDAY, APRIL 3RD 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    MAY 2018
    TUESDAY, MAY 1ST 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 2ND 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, MAY 3RD 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, MAY 4TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, MAY 5TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    JUNE 2018
    TUESDAY, MAY 29TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, MAY 31ST 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    JULY 2018
    NONE DUE TO JULY 4TH

    AUGUST 2018
    TUESDAY, JULY 31ST 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1ST 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 2ND 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, AUGUST 3RD 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    SEPTEMBER 2018
    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    OCTOBER 2018
    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    NOVEMBER 2018
    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    DECEMBER 2018
    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH 5:30 PM TO 9 PM
    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH 9:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

    “This class was a great help to me. Coming into the class, I really didn’t have any reservations because I know whatever I got out of it would be a positive step in the direction I would like to go. The most helpful part of this class was how accepting and supportive the counselor is as well as the openness of those in the class. The road that I have travelled to get me to this point has not necessarily been that rough. Things have seemed to just fall into place for me. But being in this situation now, I have realized and have come to accept how “normal” my life has become. My DWI has become a very valuable/necessary lesson to learn. Before this I was drinking and driving numerous times. I am thankful for the fact that this happened without others being hurt or myself getting hurt. This class has reaffirmed how strong of a person I really am when I don’t allow weaknesses to come into my life. This class has allowed me to take on the biggest challenge I will ever face in life…myself. With the tool/support that I have gotten from this class, I know I will be able to face the challenges that life will throw my way without using alcohol or drugs as a crutch.” Anonymous First Step Prime for Life,  ADETS NC DWI client

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